Holiday Cookies


Whether you’re baking for houseguests or wowing your friends at the cookie swap, these sentimental recipes are both winners.


Sue’s Rolled and Cut-Out Christmas Cookies

If you’re looking for a classic way to make the kind of cookies that your family loves to decorate, this is the recipe for you!


1 cup butter

½ cup vegetable shortening

1 ½ cups sugar

1 egg

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

¼ cup milk

4 ½ cups flour, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract


Mix flour, salt, and baking soda

Cream butter and shortening with sugar

Add beaten egg and a small amount of the flour mixture

Add milk, remaining flour mixture, and vanilla

Roll the dough into a roll. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerator overnight


On a floured surface, roll out a small portion of the dough at a time. Cut with cookie cutters and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment

Bake at 375 for 8 minutes or until golden brown

When cool, decorate with icing and sprinkles


S’mores Chocolate Cookies

Our content specialist created this recipe during the pandemic and she’s been making it ever since.


2/3 cup butter

1 ½ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla

1 ¾ cup flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

½ tsp baking soda

2 full graham crackers – crushed

12 large marshmallows, sliced in half


Preheat oven to 375

Mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy

Add eggs, water, and vanilla until blended, then add flour cocoa, and baking soda

Roll half of a handful of dough into a ball

Use your thumb to make an indentation in the dough

Dip half of a marshmallow into the crushed graham crackers

Place it into the cookie indentation and bring some of the cookie dough over the sides of the marshmallow

Place cookies two inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet

Cook for 8 minutes or until cracks appear

Remove from oven and let cook on the sheet for 5 minutes

Optional: Slather the tops of each cooled cookie with Marshmallow Crème and dust with crushed graham crackers

Remove and allow to cook on a wire rack