Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe

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Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe

Traditional Christmas cut-out cookie and frosting recipe!

Prep Time: 135 minutes, 15 minute prep, 2 hours refrigeration

Cook time: 8-15 minutes


1 cup Butter
2 cups White Sugar
3 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda dissolved in 2 TBSP Milk
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
4 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 pound soft Butter (or white, not yellow margarine)
2 pounds sifted Confectionery Sugar
1/2 cup COLD water
1 tsp Flavoring (suggestions are vanilla, peppermint or anise)

Directions Kris Kringle Cookies:

• Sift cream of tartar into flour, set aside.
• Cream 1 cup butter and white sugar together in a mixer.
• Add vanilla, milk & soda mixture, and eggs.
• Beat well.
• Add 3 cups of the sifted flour and cream of tartar.
• Keep adding flour to make a dough that may be rolled.
• Chill to make dough easy to handle (2 hours to overnight).
• Remove dough from the refrigerator, preheat oven to 400º.
• Roll dough on lightly floured board to desired thickness.
• Cut with cookie cutters or knife into shapes.
• Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in preheated 400º oven, 8-15 minutes (depends on dough thickness)

Directions Kris Kringle Cookie Frosting:

• Cream butter slowly adding confectionery sugar, water and flavoring.
• Beat until smooth.
• Decorate to taste.
• Note: When you frost your cookies, allow them to air dry after frosting for 30 minutes. This will set the frosting and you will not be scraping it off your storage container.

Makes 4 dozen Kris Kringle Cookies

Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe. Traditional Christmas cut-out cookie and frosting recipe, just like Grandma used to make!

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Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe. Traditional Christmas cut-out cookie and frosting recipe, just like Grandma used to make!

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  1. Christina Morley says

    These cookies remind me of my mom and grandmother’s baking at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing and linking on Amanda’s Books and More!

  2. NYCSingleMom says

    looks another great recipe for the holidays

  3. Wow.. this almost sounds like my favorite drop cookie I grew up eating.. Im definitely going to give this one a try.. I’d love to have a roll cookie that tastes like “Jo’s Sugar Cookie” aka Angel Sugar Crisps Angel Sugar Crisps

    I have a question for you.. You use the word Confectionery Sugar.. Where did that version of the word come from? I’ve never seen it anywhere else and am always curious every time I see it. I went looking it up cuz thats what I do when I dont know something, but still cant find any reference to it.. so I figured I’d just ask you instead of making myself nuts every time you use. it. 🙂

    • Powdered sugar, also known as confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar … I don’t know, I have always called it confectionery sugar. Sorry, Kim!


  4. ooooo– looks really yummy!!

  5. Aleesha Banks says

    Thank you so much for these they look absolutely yummy and hubby is maoning that there are no biscuits in the house so shall be going to make them shortly.
    I am visiting for the first time and love your blog, so am following in all ways I can.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.

  6. I used this cookie recipe(or one very similar) when baking with my boys when they were younger. It stood up to all the flour and rolling out of the dough that little kids can do when helping to make cookies! Of course this year when I wanted to make them I could not find my recipe anywhere !! I am so glad I ran across this site Thanks!


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