Catherine's Christmas Butter Cookies
Holiday Butter Cookies Recipe

Catherine's Christmas Butter Cookies

These butter cookies use a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg to give this recipe a classic holiday flavor.

45 min
04 hrs 10 min



2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

Sugar Mixture

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 3-4 hours until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 1 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.

  5. STEP 5

    Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture again while warm, if desired.


3.5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 24, 2014

I make these every year at Christmas. They are delicious and easy to make.

— says Terry
  December 25, 2011

When I made these they lost their shape in the oven and sort of collapsed. Some blended into others but I was able to separate them when they cooled some. I rolled them in the sugar mixture and served them as cookies. As cookies, they tasted good but were very soft and seemed as if they could use more cooking. Won't be making these again.

— says Anonymous
  November 13, 2011

Great recipe to be included in cookies to be mailed in Care boxes.

— says Jean C.
  January 17, 2011

These cookies taste like a "fancy" snickerdoodle. Rolling them in the sugar again when out of the oven made them even better. Also, you DO NOT need to put the dough in the fridge for 3-4 hours. It would make the dough very difficult to mold. I made them up right away and didn't have any problems.

— says Jean
  December 24, 2010

These are delicious and fairly easy to make. My family loved them.

— says Debbie
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