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Christmas is just not complete without Christmas cookies.

Today, my family and I baked and decorated about four dozen of those yummy treats . We used a recipe passerby down from my Grandmother and everything about making them brought back nostalgic memories from my childhood.

If you’re looking to bake your own Christmas cookies for the first time or are looking for a variation of what you usually make, you have got to try out my Grandmothers recipe! They are way, taste delicious and are guaranteed to bring back fond  memories of your childhood!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups of flour sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  • Lightly stir the flour, baking powder & salt.
  • Cream the butter & sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs & vanilla.
  • Add all of the dry ingredients to the butter & sugar mixture.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 6-10 minutes

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Decorating:

To do the icing, make a mixture of 1 cup water, 1/2 – 1 tsp. of vanilla & 1 tbsp. of regular milk. Then, in separate small bowls filled with powder sugar and slowly add a small amount of the water mixture to each small bowl that has powdered sugar in it. Add food coloring & decorate!

In need of cute cookie cutters, these ones below are perfe t for baking Christmas cookies:

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