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Christmas Cookies


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 12
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h

This classic cookie recipe will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories.


  • 2 cup(s)Plain Flour
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) table salt
  • 12 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoon(s) sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon(s) vanilla extract


Step 1

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in large bowl. Whisk yolks, sour cream, and vanilla in second smaller bowl until well combined.

Step 2

Whisking constantly, gradually pour butter into sour cream mixture; whisk until incorporated.

Step 3

Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir with rubber spatula until combined. Knead dough by hand in bowl until flour is completely incorporated and dough has formed ball.

Step 4

Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface and divide in half. Shape each half into .-inch-thick rectangle and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour

Step 5

Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 165°C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 6

Roll out 1 rectangle of dough between 2 sheets of lightly floured parchment paper to an even 0.5cm thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters and place cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them about 1 inch apart.

Step 7

Bake until cookies are lightly browned around edges, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking time. Repeat process with remaining dough.

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