- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugar, optional
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Divide dough into five 1-cup portions; shape each into a 10-in.-long roll. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle, or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 5 portions (1 cup each).
- To use refrigerated cookie dough: Cut roll into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
- Or, bake according to individual directions for Jolly Santas, Lemon Rope Trees, Magic Stars, Reindeer Bites and Strawberry Tea Cookies.
- To use frozen cookie dough: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake according to recipe directions. Yield: 200 slice-and-bake cookies.
Reviews for Holiday Cookie Dough
"The recipe was brilliant until I came to the amount of flour - it seems very excessive and because of this the dough broke up as soon as I tried to cut a shape out. Is the amount given correct??"
"Do not try these as cutouts - they fall apart wayyyy to easily to hold up for frosting let alone just getting them off the cookie sheet!"
"can you use cookie cutters with this recipe?"
"CAN I SUBSTITUTE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR?"
"CAN I SUBSTITUTE GLUTEN FLOUR?"