Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe
Staff Writer
Snowflake Cookies

Allison Beck

Snowflake Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe comes from Jay Muse, owner of Lulu Cake Boutique in New York City and Scarsdale, NY. It is perfect for making cookies of all shapes and sizes to decorate for the holidays.  —Allison Beck

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer, then slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla. Quickly add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until well incorporated. Wrap in plastic and chill for 10 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the cookie dough to about ¼-inch thickness. Cut with various shaped cookie cutters.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool before decorating with royal icing.


Calories per serving:

440 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 20g 31%
  • Carbs 59g 20%
  • Saturated 12g 61%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 27g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 6g 12%
  • Cholesterol 96mg 32%
  • Sodium 106mg 4%
  • Calcium 76mg 8%
  • Magnesium 11mg 3%
  • Potassium 68mg 2%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 151mg 22%
  • Vitamin A 177µg 20%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 22%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 16%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 83µg 21%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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