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  • Writer's pictureAnnie

How to Make the BEST Christmas Cookies

We are busy getting ready for Christmas here at the Wing residence! We’ve decked the halls, sang Christmas carols, watched a lot of old movies and prepared our hearts to celebrate the most precious gift...Jesus Christ. We pray your family is well and are able to celebrate in special ways this holiday season!

To continue celebrating, I’ve decided to share my favorite cut-out cookie recipe with you guys! And Christmas cutouts in the Wing household include Christmas chickens of course! I got these chicken cookie cutters on Amazon here.

Making cut-outs is a fun family tradition in our home. It’s so much fun to see what everyone comes up with. Even my big kids get in on the decorating action. We usually do this at least twice, if not three times, in December! So, grab your apron, throw on some Christmas music, and get ready to make some memories!

Annie’s Christmas Cookies

  • 1 C. Powdered sugar

  • ½ C. Crisco

  • ½ C. Softened butter

  • ½ tsp. Baking soda

  • 1 tsp. Cream of tartar

  • Dash of salt

  • ½ tsp. Vanilla flavor

  • ½ tsp. Almond flavor

  • 1 Egg beaten

  • 2 C. Flour


  • ½ C. Butter, softened

  • 4 C. Powdered sugar

  • 2 tsp Almond flavoring (You can use vanilla, maple, or peppermint as well)

  • 3 T. Milk

  • 1 T. Light corn syrup (This is optional and adds a shine to the frosting)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter, crisco and sugar together

first. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Roll out on a floured surface to desired thickness. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. If you don’t have parchment, lightly grease the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking racks and frost and decorate however you’d like!

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from my flock to yours,

--The Wing Lady


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