Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies



  • 2 ½ – 2 ¾ cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

Royal Icing:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 – 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons fresh milk
  • Gel food coloring of your choice


For Main

  1. Preheat oven to 350ᵒF/177ᵒC. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream together softened butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in the egg and add desired flavoring. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cutters to create preferred shapes.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Cool before decorating.

For Royal icing

  1. Mix egg whites and lemon juice using a mixer until soft peaks form.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time.
  3. Mix until fluffy.
  4. Divide into bowls, mix in gel food coloring
  5. Decorate cooled cookies. Let icing set for a few hours to harden.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 20-24 pieces

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