A Family Tradition: Christmas Cookies – Recipe Included


These cookies have been a Christmas tradition as long as I’ve known my husband. They are his Mom’s recipe and she gifts us these at Christmas every year. The kids know that when Mémé comes to visit, so do her perfectly crafted butter cookies, and they love them. My husband grew up with these cookies, and now he gets to share them with his children which I think is lovely. Traditions are lovely. From my family to yours, may your holiday season be bright and merry, and filled with cookies.

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Nésida’s Butter Cookies

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten
3 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F



  • In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients
  • In a mixmaster or with a hand blender combine the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamed
  • Add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix until blended
  • Place dough in a cookie press, and press onto an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake in the centre of the oven at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes (should be golden on bottom)

**if the dough is too stiff, thin it out with a few drops of milk or water




  • Remi - Thanks love. Now these are part of our family tradition!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - Butter cookies are amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂ReplyCancel

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