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Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

If you need a foolproof and easy sugar cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place! This recipe starts with Betty’s sugar cookie mix and ends with beautifully decorated Christmas cookies. Grab your baking helpers because little hands can totally get in on the fun when baking up a batch of these sweet treats. There’s no limit on what fun-shaped cookies you can make—candy canes, snowmen, ornaments, trees, stockings, snowflakes and so much more. Plus, your little kitchen-helpers will have a blast decorating these extra-easy Christmas Sugar Cookies! MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 22, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
egg
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white or Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker™ decorating icing (assorted colors), if desired
Betty Crocker™ decorating sprinkles and sugars (assorted colors), if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, melted butter and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 2
    On floured surface, roll dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with about 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 1 inch apart.
  • 3
    Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Spread frosting on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired with icing, sprinkles and sugars. Store cookies in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

  • For directions for making your cookies into ornaments, search for the Holiday Cookie Ornaments recipe.
  • Cut cookies with a cutter dipped in flour or powdered sugar. Cutting shapes as close together as possible on the rolled dough helps you avoid rerolling the dough scraps (rerolled dough will be a little tougher).
  • Roll dough to an even thickness by rolling between clean wooden dowels or rulers of the same thickness.
  • If using 20% more cookie mix, add 1 tablespoon water with the mix, butter and egg.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Frosted Cookie (Undecorated)
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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