Holiday Family Cookie Recipes

Family Recipes

Creating family memories at the holiday with baking traditional sugar cookies and other family recipes is always on our to-do-list! These holiday family cookie recipes are super easy the whole family can make together.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Decorate your holiday table with these gorgeous sugar cookies. These are fun to bake, and even more fun to decorate! You’ll need:

  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • A 2-3/4” ornament cookie cutter (or a circle cookie cutter)

This is a double recipe, which I would recommend. Mix softened butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla. Next mix in the flour about 1/2 a cup at a time. Finally be sure to mix well, then divide the dough into two sections. Wrap each section in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-2 hours before you roll out the dough. Sprinkle flour on surface and roll out the dough so it is 1/4″ thick. Grab your favorite cookie cutters, and cut out your shapes. Place 2″ apart on the cookie sheet. Heat oven to 350 degrees for 8-9 min or until edges begin to slightly brown.

Russian Tea Cake

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cake cookies literally melt in your mouth. These are my absolute favorite. Grab a glass of milk and a plate full, fresh from the oven!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix together softened butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Next stir in the flour and nuts until blended. Roll into 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet 1″ apart from one another. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Once you remove from over roll the balls in a bowl of powdered sugar while cookies are still warm.

Snickerdoodle Cookies


Snickerdoodle are my kids favorite cookie, next to sugar cookies. Just the perfect blend of cookie, cinnamon, and sugar.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour

Makes approximately 12 cookies per batch, we typically do a triple batch. Mix softened butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in flour and blend well. Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2″ balls. Prepare a bowl with a sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll the uncooked dough and place 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies have warm golden tone.

I hope you enjoy these special family recipes. We make these all year long, to keep the magic of Christmas going.

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