Soft and Fluffy Christmas Cookies

December 3, 2013

in Recipes

Soft and Fluffy Christmas Cookies

These classic cookies taste better than anything you’ll find in a bakery, and as a bonus, they are fun to make!


·         One cup granulated sugar

·         One cup powdered sugar

·         One cup Hiland Unsalted Butter

·         One cup shortening

·         Two eggs

·         One teaspoon Griffin’s Vanilla

·         Four and one-half cups Shawnee Mills All-Purpose Flour

·         Three-fourths teaspoon salt



1.      Cream together sugars, butter and shortening. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully combined. Add vanilla, mixing to combine. Next, combine the flour and salt, add one-half cup at a time, until incorporated.

2.      Roll dough into large (two tablespoons) balls, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press each ball down with a glass dipped in sugar.

3.      Bake six to eight minutes at 375 degrees. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cool.

4.      Frost and decorate with sprinkles.


Cookie Frosting



·         Two and one-half tablespoons Hiland Heavy Whipping Cream

·         Four tablespoons Hiland Unsalted Butter

·         Two cups powdered sugar

·         One teaspoon Griffin’s Vanilla



1.      In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and butter.

2.      Stir until butter is melted.

3.      Add powdered sugar and vanilla, stirring quickly until combined.

4.       Remove from heat, and mix with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.

5.       Tint with food coloring, if desired.


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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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