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This is the best homemade christmas sugar cookies recipe! Sugar cookies are a great Christmas treat and these are so light and fluffy, you’re sure to love them!

This is the best homemade christmas sugar cookies recipe! Sugar cookies are a great Christmas treat and these are so light and fluffy, you're sure to love them!

The VERY Best Homemade Sugar Cookies Recipe!

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
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. 

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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.

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