Are you baking cookies this holiday season? Us too! Did you know that the average American eats around 300 cookies a year (most probably around the holiday season). I am not the biggest fan of sugar cookies, but they are the most popular cookies to make this time of year. My family has been making this classic recipe for as long as I can remember, so I had to share! It is the only sugar cookies I truly enjoy and eat multiple of.

When I originally asked my mom where the recipe was from, I thought she was going to say it was an old family secret. I was not even close! It is from Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook (Fourth Edition), published in 1956. It doesn’t get anymore classic than that.

Every year over Christmas, we use the cookie recipe AND frosting recipe from this cookbook and they never disappoint. Sidenote: You can make the frosting recipe to put on just about any dessert and it’s delicious! They aren’t as sweet as other sugar cookies out there, but that’s why I love them! That is also why they are dangerous and you can’t eat just one.

Here is the cookie recipe:

And here is the frosting recipe that is some of the best frosting out there:

I am thrilled to be able to pass this recipe along and make them for years to come with my kids! My daughter loves eating the dough and cutting out each shape.

We never stick to the traditional colors, we always make them a little funky. And sprinkles…don’t forget the sprinkles. 🙂

Make sure you take note of any and all family recipes developed over the years. It’s both a great tradition and memory to carry-on for years to come. Happy baking this holiday season!

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