Yes, it’s a tradition! I post this recipe every Christmas though I always find a deliciously different photo. These sugar cookies hail from Kentucky and are a family favorite. I’ve tried a lot of sugar cookies over the years and this is the winner…


Cream together: 1 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar
Beat in: 1 egg
Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2-1/2 cups sifted, all-purpose flour
Mix all ingredients until well blended.
Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely colored. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.
Cookies can be frosted and decorated or just eaten plain.


3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Melt butter: combine all ingredients and beat till smooth. Add food coloring if desired.
Yield: 1/3 cup frosting {I usually make a double batch of frosting}.


Happy baking. And Merry Christmas!

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