My Grandma’s Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipe

I love my Gram’s Christmas cookie recipe and thought you all would too! Think of it as an early Christmas present from me to you. Read on for the recipe.

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 sifters flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure  vanilla extract


Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until well blended and light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the egg to the butter and sugar and beat until well combined.  Then add in milk and vanilla.

Blend in the dry ingredients gradually and mix until dough comes together.  Chill until hardened.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Remove dough from refrigerator and divide into thirds.  On a floured surface, roll out dough one third at a time to 1/8″ thickness.  Cut into desired shapes.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 for 5-8 minutes until delicate golden brown.  Remove from sheet and cool completely.

Read on for Grandma’s frosting recipe.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • Sifted powdered sugar
  • Milk (added a Tablespoon at a time)
  • Food coloring


Mix until spreadable consistency for icing cookies.  Add food coloring to achieve desired color.


5 Responses to My Grandma’s Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipe

  1. Stacy says:

    Omg! These are the best!!!!! A must have in your holiday cookie tins!

  2. Sissy says:

    Did you get my evite about the Christmas cookie party on 12/12? Will you be home then?

  3. Angela says:

    Yum!! This sounds amazing! I am going to pass it along to my Mom for the holidays!!

  4. Kate says:

    My grandma makes these too! Yumms!

  5. Linda Wheeler says:

    These are the best cookies in the world…plus, your kitchen smells great for thye next wek after baking!!! Best part is that the recipe comes from Gram!!!

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