Sweets for Santa

You better watch out cause Santa Claus is coming to town (IN THREE MORE DAYS!) Every year at Christmas we decorate sugar cut-out cookies with our kids to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. With these cookies you can guarantee you’ll make his nice list. Plus Santa must really love them because the plates are always empty on Christmas morning!

sugar cookies

Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:9 min
Yield:6 dozen cookies


  • 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar, colored sugar crystals, frosting or assorted candies


    1. BEAT shortening and sugar in large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until well blended.
    2. COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture at low speed until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
    3. HEAT oven to 375ºF. Roll 1/3 of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with 2 to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
    4. BAKE 5 to 9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer cookies to cooling rack. Frost and decorate as desired.

*recipe adapted from Crisco’s Ultimate Sugar Cookie Recipe


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