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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup White sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups Flour 
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ¾ Baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 175°C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together, and beat until smooth (for about 3 minutes). Beat in the vanilla and the egg. Add in 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined. Then add the rest of the flour until the mixture becomes a stiff cookie dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a clean surface. Lightly wet your hands and knead the dough until it forms a soft ball. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half, then roll out about half a cm thick onto a lightly floured surface. Cut using any cookie cutter shape you like, and transfer immediately onto baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until just set. For crispier golden edged cookies, bake for up to 9 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet (they should be soft) for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.