I first posted these Christmas Sugar Cookie Drops last year, kind of late in the Christmas season. So I thought I’d post them again a little earlier in the season just to remind you about these cookies, because it really is a yummy recipe! I originally called them Sugar Cookie Rounds, but they really are more like “drops” since the cookies and bottoms flatten slightly while baking.
The batter is mixed in one bowl, so that helps with the kitchen cleanup. The sugar cookie dough is chilled for 20 to 30 minutes, then rolled into balls and then rolled in red and/or green sugar. Just 10 minutes of baking time and voila–you have lots and lots of festive little Christmas cookies to eat and share! And when I say lots of cookies, I mean lots–if you roll your cookies into 1″ balls, you’ll end up with about 8 dozen. You can roll them into larger dough balls, but I prefer the smaller size. If you like sugar cookies, you will need to try this easy holiday version!
Christmas Sugar Cookie Drops
CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE DROPS by NancyC
Makes about 8 dozen
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
- 1 cup light olive oil or non-GMO canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Red and green decorating sugar (or other Christmasy sprinkles)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter with the powdered and granulated sugars, blending well. Add in oil, eggs, and vanilla, mixing everything well. Then add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt, mixing everything well. Chill dough for 20–30 minutes.
Roll dough into 1″ balls, then roll in red or green sugar and place a few inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350˚F for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool a few minutes on pan, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
The recipe makes about 8 dozen, but you’ll probably be eating some of these as you bake them, so in reality, you may only end up with 7 dozen. 🙂 But that’s still plenty, right? Do you plan on making any sugar cookies for the holidays?