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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

Click here to see How to Decorate Cookies like a Professional.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 275 grams butter, softened
  • 325 grams granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Royal icing, for decorating


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.

Holiday Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance.

Holiday Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.