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Decorated Christmas Roll Out Cookies

The perfect Christmas Roll Out Cookies. Light, crisp and buttery. Only seven ingredients. Taste these and you'll never make a different recipe. They will disappear fast!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 36 minutes
Servings 2
Author Allie Taylor


Cookie Dough:

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Butter Cream Icing:

  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 1/8 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons cream or half and half


Cookie Dough:

  • Cream butter.
  • Add sugar to creamed butter.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Sift flour with baking powder and salt. (Or mix well with a fork like I do!)
  • Stir dry ingredients into creamed ones.
  • Chill dough, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, for 1 hour.
  • Roll out thin.
  • Transfer cut out cookies to parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate pan of cookies 5-10 minutes before baking.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees, until just browning on the edges. Watch closely at the six minute mark.

Butter Cream Icing:

  • Cream butter.
  • Add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla and cream, 'til it's the consistency you want.
  • Use a decorating bag and frosting tip for fine details.


I usually triple or quadruple this cookie dough recipe.
Refrigerate cookies on baking pan 5-10 minutes before baking.