Bookworm Baking: Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

Happy Christmas Eve!

Earlier this week I posted the Christmas sugar cookies that I baked with my family on Instagram and I thought that I would share the recipe with you!


  • 225g of softened butter OR margarine (which is 1 cup if you’re American)
  • 1 whole package/3 ounces of softened cream cheese – I used Philadelphia Medium.
  • 170g of sugar (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • 1 egg.
  • 675g of plain flour (3 cups)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
  • A variety of writing icing pens.


  1. Put the butter/margarine, egg, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until it’s light and fluffy. Then stir the flour and salt until blended
  2. Cover with cling film and refrigerate the dough for a minimum of 2 hours, but no more than 10 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 190°C  (375°F). On a lightly floured surface, roll one fourth of the dough at a time to about 1/8 inch thick.
  4. Cut dough with assorted cookie cutters. Place the cookies about 1 inch apart on a tray covered in grease-proof paper.
  5. Bake the cookies for about 7 to 10 minutes or until they are light brown. Immediately remove them from the tray onto a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.
  6. Now for the fun part, decorate as desired!

As this is my final post for 2015, I want to wish you all a happy holidays! I hope you have a great Christmas with all your loved ones and I will see you in the New Year!

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