The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookie

Nothing reminds me of my childhood Christmas like these Sugar Cookies!


  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4&1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder

Icing (per color)

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 23 Tbsp. of water
  • Gel food coloring



  1. In a large bowl – Cream the first 4 ingredients
  2. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond – mix in
  3. In another large bowl, mix the flour & baking powder
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour
  6. When you are ready, Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  7. roll the dough out between two sheets of wax paper *my little trick to avoid sticky dough on the rolling pin!
  8. And…cut the shapes out
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  10. Mix the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, almond extract, water, and food coloring together. *Add water gradually until the icing is the consistency you like
  11. When the cookies have cooled – decorate! 🙂


  • *When the dough warms up – and it does pretty quickly – pop it back into the refrigerator to get cold. I like to take half of the dough out at a time…roll, and cut into shapes. That way the other half is cold and ready to go when your dough gets too warm to shape
  • If you’ve added too much water to your icing recipe, don’t worry – add more powdered sugar until it’s as thick as you want it to be