Rudolph Cookies

As I’m sure it is in most homes, it’s a tradition every year since I was a little girl to cut and decorate cookies from “Grandma’s Sugar Cookie” recipe! I wanted to share my family recipe incase you don’t already have a good one so you can go on to start a holiday tradition with your friends or family!

I made some last night and I tried a new take on the gingerbread man cutout this year and made adorable little Rudolphs! These are so fun and easy to make, especially with the little ones! :) I waited until they cooled completely so my icing wouldn’t melt, and flipped my gingerbread man upside down. Then I drew on antlers, ears, the mouth and eyes! I squeezed a dot of icing to adhere Rudolph’s red hot nose… I wanted to use red hots instead of red icing so his nose would be bright and shiny!  :) (yes, I am 21 years old) Ha ha! You can use black icing dye for the eyes but I didn’t have any so I used mini chocolate chips instead and they worked great!

How adorable are these?!

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

What you’ll need:

2/3 cup Crisco

1 cup Sugar

2 cups Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Egg

2 tbls Milk

1 tsp Vanilla

First, cream together crisco and sugar. Sift together all of your other dry ingredients in a separate bowl to add later. Add your egg, milk and vanilla to your crisco-sugar mixture. Then add the dry ingredient mixture. Chill in the refrigerator before you roll them out to cut. Then get creative!

Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.


Tweet me photos of your sugar cookies :)

Happy Baking!

xo – Chelsea @chelsrose