Christmas Circle Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Christmas Circle Cookies

Create several decorated holiday cookies with just one simple round cookie cutter.

1:30 prep time
36 cookies
444 Ratings



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond flavoring
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder


6 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla


Red, green and/or blue food color
Mini candy-coated chocolate pieces
Sweetened flaked coconut
Miniature marshmallows
Decorator sugars
Decorator sugars


Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk and almond flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 to 3 hours until firm.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 2/3 cup butter, vanilla and enough whipping cream for desired frosting consistency in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Reserve a portion of white frosting. Tint remaining portions of frosting with desired food colors. Spread or pipe frosting as desired.

Recipe Tip

Christmas Circle Cookies How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

- To pipe frosting, spoon into small resealable plastic food bag. Cut off 1 very small corner from bag. Pipe frosting as desired.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 220

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14674©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I ice the cookies with white icing & after it sets up, I make green icing & design a Christmas tree on
top of the white icing and then use miniature M& M's as ornaments. They are so cute & adorable!!!
Glad you had this recipe posted - I lost my copy. Over 34 years ago, I ordered a set of cookie cutters from Land O Lakes. It came with this recipe and I have used it ever since. Excellent!
Most good things take a long time. These were great.
My grandaughter and I made these. It is a hit. Will be making these "HER" christmas cookie to bake for Christmas's to come.
This recipe takes too long!!!

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