This is the best homemade Christmas sugar cookies recipe, which makes sugar cookies that are so light and fluffy, you’re sure to love them!
The VERY Best Homemade Sugar Cookies Recipe!
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
6 cups flour
Cream together the sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Add buttermilk. Stir well. Then add the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
Roll into balls and drop about 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet or silpat. Wet the tips of your fingers, smash down a cookie and sprinkle with sugar or colored sugar.
If you prefer, you can roll out the cookies. Chill for 2 hours and then roll out. The dough will be very sticky. Cut and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes, just until golden. Makes 4 dozen.
*This recipe can be easily halved.
Buttercream Frosting Recipe
3 cups powdered sugar (If sugar is lumpy, you may want to sift it.)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1-2 Tbsp. milk
Mix sugar and butter. Add vanilla. Slowly add milk, beating until smooth. If it is too stiff, add a little more milk to get the right consistency. This frosts about one 9×13 cake, two 8 inch cakes or 1 dozen cupcakes. Can store this in the fridge for several weeks.
This easy sugar cookies recipe and the buttercream frosting are from volume 1 of our cookbook:
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