Akins Family Christmas Cookies

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Here’s the recipe for our favorite Christmas cookies. I’m sure they’re from an official source somewhere, but in our family we just know we make Becca’s cookies and Megan’s icing!

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Akins Family Christmas Cookies
Soft sugar cookie dough perfect for rolling out and cutting into your favorite shapes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Frosting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Frosting
Instructions
  1. Sift dry ingredients and set aside
  2. Blend eggs, shortening, margarine, vanilla, salt. and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add sour cream and blend.
  4. Add flour mixture.
  5. Refrigerate overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 375.
  7. Grease and flour counter-top generously, or use wax paper and flour.
  8. Roll out dough about 1/2-1/4 inches thick. Use cookie cutters of similar sizes for best results with baking.
  9. Baked on greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway.
  10. Cool completely and then decorate.
  11. While cookies cool, whip up your own frosting!
Frosting
  1. In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth. (Leftovers can be stored in the fridge or freezer!)
Recipe Notes

The best part about this dough is that it isn't too sweet- you can easily frost and add fun decorations (we love all things sprinkles) without them overwhelming you with sugar! Make sure to take lots of pictures of your kiddos at each step, and be fully prepared for the flour to get everywhere! 

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Kimberly
Kimberly is an East Coast girl who came to Lubbock for grad school and never left. A proud graduate of Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!) and Texas Tech, Kimberly married a native Texan and is currently raising two little boys (ages 5 and 6) to be good humans. She is a certified introvert who extroverts all day at work, and her current interests include watching an unhealthy amount of college football, eating food that could never be considered healthy, playing with all the puppies, being an expert of Y-7 TV, perfecting a playlist for introducing kids to the greatest music of all time, and living in a house full of boys 24/7.

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