Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

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"Sour Cream keeps my favorite sugar cookies extra moist," notes Lisa MacLean of Winslow, Arizona. Dress them up with a drizzle of tinted white chocolate or dip them in white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • White candy coating
  • Green paste food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in the sour cream, honey and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white coating; stir until smooth. Stir in food coloring; drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p65

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grandkidsx3 User ID: 6791744 204022
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"I haven't baked these yet so I can't rate them, but had to put in one so I put in a 1 star rating. I wanted to know what is"ground mace"?? I've never heard of it before. Thanks so much!!"

bluetigereyes2 User ID: 1073120 110090
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"This was a nice, soft sugar cookie. However, the flavor from the mace was overpowering. I would suggest either using 1/2 of the amount called for in the recipe or substitute either cinnamon or a little nutmeg in its place. I will make these cookies again, just with modifications to fit my family's tastes"

adyoder User ID: 3918676 85030
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"My family loves this cookie. I thought the dough was easy to roll and cut. They are very moist after baking."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 90321
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Excellent taste and texture."

lbeazley User ID: 2254240 34990
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"My family and friends loved these cookies! I will make this every Christmas."

piggyacres User ID: 2539676 90319
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"The perfect recipe! It works just like it says. Only change is that I rolled 1/4 the dough out at a time between sheets of plastic wrap. Nice flavor and great texture."

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