Christmas Butter Cookies

Christmas Butter Cookies

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Today we are sharing our very first Christmas Cookie recipe sent in by Christy from Sweet Tidings. During the month of December we hope to share many Christmas Cookie Recipes. As a matter of fact, over the next year we hope to share many different recipes, often with the help from our readers. Michelle is working on creating a new data base to organize our recipes, and has created an adorable button… which will be finished tonight… that you can proudly display on your blog showing your recipe was featured on Wee Folk Art!


So, if you’ve ever shared a recipe in the past or if you do in the future, just grab the button. It will be available with our other buttons which you can access HERE or on the left column of our blog, under MORE WEEFOLKART, just click on SHARE and it will take you to the buttons. So, without further ado, here is our first Cookie Recipe, Christmas Butter Cookies. Thank you, Christy. And make sure to pay a visit to her blog, Sweet Tidings, and wish her a HAPPY HOLIDAY!  

I got all excited when I saw your Christmas cookie post and I just
have to share two of my fave cookie recipes! BTW, I am a secret
cookie monster. No cookies is safe when I’m around, hehehe

One of my fave treats are danish butter cookies packaged in those cute
tin containers. However I wished the cookies were richer and more
butter-y in taste and would match the cuteness of the tin containers
they were in. So I searched the Internet for a butter cookie recipes
to kitchen test. This recipe turns out great every time (although I
can’t anymore remember where I got it from) and is so lovely to use
with those whimsical Christmas cookie stampers and presses. This
recipe would make a delightful gift. Just be in the lookout for cute
cookie tins and containers to put them in. To package the cookies, I
also highly recommend this clip-art project from Martha Stewart:

Christmas Butter Cookies


* 1 cup butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons orange juice
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* 1 tsp baking powder

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large mixer bowl.Beat at medium
speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce
speed to low; add flour, orange juice,1 tablespoon vanilla and baking
powder. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap.

Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours or overnight).

Heat oven to 400°. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface,one-third
at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch
thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto
ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are
lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool

Yield: 3 dozen cookies




  1. Sounds yummy and your cookie cutters are cute. Thank you Christy. And the button is adorable. I put that applique on an apron! I’ll have to add a recipe so I can use the button on my blog hehe.

  2. Thank you Kimara for posting my recipe! Can’t wait to see the other recipe contributions too. Happy holiday baking to all!

  3. I’m curious, Christy. Do this have an orange flavor to them? It doesn’t seem like much orange juice but I think having an orange flavor would be yummy.

  4. I love holiday baking because it means holiday baking eating! Mmmm butter cookies! They remind me of Salerno and putting my finger in the center of the ring! Mmmm…must bake some tomorrow! 🙂

  5. Land O lake’s has this exact recipie.

    1. Thanks for sharing. Christy couldn’t remember where she originally found the recipe, but there are so many identical recipes out there it is sometimes hard to know the true "original" source. Where ever they came from, I made these and they were yummy 🙂 Would be an excellent Easter cookie, too.

  6. First of all, I LOVE your website. What a treasure!!!

    These cookies look awesome! Butter cookies are so addicting. I like experimenting with other recipes. However, I can’t find any of those cute cookie cutters you have used in your photo.
    I’ve looked in all the local stores around me and all I can find are the ones that just provide a shape, but no details for the top of the cookie. Can you recommend a website that has them?

    Best Regards!!

    1. I really don’t know where to get those cookie cutters. The recipe and photo were shared by our reader, Christy, from Sweet Tidings. She is an absolutely lovely person, and if you bopped over to her site, and mention these cookies, I’m sure she’d be happy to help you out. If you find the source, please stop on back and share it with us. They are so cute 🙂 

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