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{Holiday Treats} Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Free Printable

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Free Printable for the holidays.

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking

Last year I shared my favorite Christmas Cookie recipe up to that particular point, Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies.  After making these cookies, this recipe is my go-to for all things Sugar Cookie related!

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This particular recipe is very good for cutting out shapes with cookie cutters.  It never failed that no matter how hard I tried anytime we cut out shapes, they spread in the oven during the bake time.  Then, when our shapes came out of the oven they were unrecognizable.

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking

This recipe though holds the shape, and it is a great recipe for gluten free too!  I simply do a little flour switch with gluten free all purpose flour and they turn out just the same as regular flour.

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking

This is actually a moose cookie cutter and I planned to decorate them more in moose fashion, but my son realized I was making cookies and wanted to join in.  Once he joined in with me they quickly turned into some type of Christmas sprinkled reindeer.  That was perfectly fine with me though because I absolutely love being able to decorate the cookies with him, and they don’t have to be perfect to still look good and tasty.

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking

We quickly had to try out our cookies and they were fabulous!  Now, my plan over his winter break is to make several batches and take to family members.  I plan to put them in little Christmas tins, then I made a little printable to add to each tin with the recipe on it.

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking

This is a great gift idea or little treat to take to a teacher too!

I have the printable for you FREE too!  Simply click HERE to download it!

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies Printable I Mommy Hates Cooking

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Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies

Yield: 3-4 Dozen


  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • Icing/Sprinkles/Cookie Cutters


  1. Begin by creaming the butter, adding in the sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing well.
  3. Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  4. Preheat the Oven to 350*.
  5. Drop tablespoon size rolled balls of dough on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart or roll out on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut shapes.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes then remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to complete cooling.
  7. Once cookies are completely cooled, decorate.

Now, it’s time to check out some more tasty recipes, be sure to head over to each of these blogs to see the goodness going on this season!

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies I Mommy Hates Cooking

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Savory Treats

Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites from Life as MOM

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus from Jo-Lynne Shane

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts from The Finer Things in Life

Black Bean and Avocado Salad from Kitchen Stewardship

Cheesy Pesto Crescent Bites from Andrea Dekker

Easy Cheesy Vidalia Onion Dip from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Homemade Sausage Balls from The Humbled Homemaker

Kale Spinach Bites from For the Love Of

Spiced Nuts from Modern Mrs. Darcy

Toasted Pecans from My Blessed Life

Trio of Cream Cheese Appetizers from Eat at Home Cooks

White Cheddar Cranberry Bites from Parenting Miracles

Holiday Sweets

Holiday Sweets

Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies from Mom’s Tool Box

Cherry Snowball Christmas Cookies from I’m an Organizing Junkie

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from Life Your Way

Chocolate Peanut Brittle from The Happy Housewife

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Trifle from Mom Endeavors

Double Chocolate Candy Bar Pretzel Bark from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

Easy Black Currant Scones from Good Cheap Eats

Frozen Inspired Vanilla Raspberry Bites from Bargain Briana

Gumdrops from Hoosier Homemade

Microwave Caramel Corn from Ashley Pichea

Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking

Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow from Smockity Frocks

Sugar Cookies for Dummies from Happy Little Homemaker

The World’s Easiest Christmas Candy Ever from Money Saving Mom

Happy Holidays!

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24 Responses to “{Holiday Treats} Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Free Printable”

  1. Amy of MomsToolboxposted December 2, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for sharing this. My cookies often spread in the oven, too. I’ll have to give your recipe a try this year and hopefully my shapes will be a bit more recognizable, too. 🙂


  2. Lynnposted December 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I love old fashioned Christmas cookies. And these are so cute. And your son looked like he enjoyed sampling them for you. 🙂


  3. Kamilposted May 28, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I tried cookie recipe and it worked very well, cookies were all gone within 1 h from being done.


  4. Kamilposted May 28, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Next up banana bread will post my success or failure


    • Hades Olsztynreplied August 27th, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Cookies came out so good, thanks very much for this treat

    • Kristyreplied August 27th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!! This is def one of my faves!

  5. Ganesh 108 namesposted December 8, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I’m definitely making this!!!


  6. Danai @ Living, Learning, Eatingposted December 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I love old-fashioned Christmassy things, thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ve been baking mostly snickerdoodle and chocolate chip cookies lately.



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