12 Days of Baking: Christmas Sugar Cookies

12 Days of Baking: Christmas Sugar Cookies

Fairhaven Mill12/14/23

Celebrate the holiday season with our 12 Days of Baking! Unwrap a new holiday recipe each day as we count down to Christmas. Every recipe shared is a holiday favorite selected by our team members here at Fairhaven Mill, our sister company - Skagit Landing, & more! From classic cookies to savory breads, our daily recipes are the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations!

On Day 1 of the 12 Days of Baking, we share with you a recipe for a classic Christmas Sugar Cookie!



  1. In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes.
  2. Beat in extracts and egg.
  3. In separate bowl, combine baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. Important Note: If the dough looks crumbly, keep mixing for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. The dough should be pulling away from the side of the mixer.
  4. DO NOT CHILL DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto floured surface, and cut with holiday-shaped cookie cutters. Cookies should be about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes, let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to cooling rack.
  6. Once cool, decorate with your favorite frosting.
  7. Enjoy!


Happy baking, may your holidays be as sweet as a freshly baked batch of sugar cookies! ❄️🎄