Soft Holiday Sugar Cookies

Make these soft cut out sugar cookies and enjoy decorating with family and friends!

Recipe by Georgie Bowers via allrecipes.com


Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Wait for them to cool before applying icing and decorations!

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 8 mins


3 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teason baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened 1 1⁄2 cups white sugar

Servings: 48 Yield: 4 dozen

2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract