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Santa's Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Santa's Favorite Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Deliciously crispy and festive with a red and green sugar coating. This cookie will become a new family tradition.
Course: Christmas dessert, Dessert - Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Santa's Favorite Sugar Cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 42
Calories: 85 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shortening I used butter flavored Crisco, or softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • red and green decorating sugars
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Cream the sugars and shortening (or butter) together in a large bowl.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla. Blend to combine.
  4. Blend in the salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, and flour until just combined.
  5. Roll the dough into balls approximately 1" in size and roll the balls into the decorating sugar.
  6. Place the sugared cookie balls onto a parchment-lined (optional) baking sheet.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until slightly puffed.
  8. Remove baking sheets to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  9. Continue with the remaining batter.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

baking sheets, parchment paper (optional), stand mixer or hand mixer, large bowl, spatula, measuring spoons, measuring cups, colored sugars

Nutrition Facts
Santa's Favorite Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.