Classic Christmas Cookie “Butter & Royal Icing”

Classic Christmas Cookie
Classic Christmas Cookies

Classic Christmas cookie with Royal Icing . I have been looking for a Christmas cookie recipe that was as delicious as it was decorative, this recipe fits the bill. I have to say, these Christmas butter Cookies are delicious and they are actually really simple. I would even go as far as to say they are easier to create than traditional sugar cookies. I love the icing it’s so simple and fast to use. I have frozen these cookies and they come out nice just ensure there is nothing laying on top of them else you may reck the icing I also use parchment or wax paper when I freeze them.

Classic Christmas Cookie “Butter & Royal Icing”

Recipe by Raegen BrettCourse: Cute DIYs


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This is better than any sugar cookie I have tried simply buttery delicious. Plan ahead and make sure you chill your dough for 2 hrs


  • 1 cup butter softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Frosting
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar (sugar must be sifted)

  • 1 TBSP milk (Add more if needed)

  • 1 TBSP light corn syrup

  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (you can use vanilla in place if you like)

  • Food colouring (use your choice of colours)


  • For the cookies in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Mix butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Next, gradually add this to your butter mixture until well blended.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Set oven to 400 F
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Lightly flour surface and roll out the dough into 1/4 inch thickness
  • Bake 4-6 minutes
  • Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing
  • For Frosting
  • Remove Cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing
  • In a small bowl mix the confections sugar with milk (start with 1-2 Tablespoons you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency)
  • Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy
  • Divide into as many bowls that you wish to add colours to.
  • Add in the food colouring until desired intensity is achieved.
  • Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush or dip edges of cookies into icing
  • Allow the cookies to set on some wax paper
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