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holly holiday sugar cookie recipe

Holly Holiday Cookies

These festive sugar cookies are soft, flavorful, chewy and the perfect treat during the holiday season.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frosted cookies, holiday cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
chill dough 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 467 kcal


  • 3/4 C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1/3 C butter
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • sprinkles optional


Cookie Dough

  1. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Chill at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough 1/8' on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes of your liking (I used a mason jar lid to make circles). Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 6-8 minutes.*
  2. Let cookies sit on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  3. Wait until cookies are cooled before frosting. While baking, whip up frosting.


  1. With electric mixer combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, pinch of salt and up to 1/3 C of milk. Add milk slowly until the frosting reaches desired consistency.
  2. Frost cookies and add sprinkles if that's your thing!
Nutrition Facts
Holly Holiday Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.7g27%
Saturated Fat 10.9g68%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 74.9g25%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 54.2g60%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.