Ava's Holiday Cookies Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings36
Main Ingredient


 Sifted all-purpose flour4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg1 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened (1 1/2 Sticks)
 Granulated sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Frosting1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Decorating)
 Colored sugar2 Tablespoon
 Dragees1 Tablespoon (Colored Variety)
 Nonpareils1 Tablespoon
 Chocolate pieces2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 146 Calories from Fat 46

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.8 mg

Sodium 52.8 mg2.2%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.54 g2.2%

Sugars 11.4 g

Protein 2 g4.2%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0.36%

Calcium 2% Iron 4.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Prepare 2 ungreased cookie sheets for the cookies

3. On a sheet of waxed paper, sift the flour with baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and mix well
4. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, pour in the butter and then whip it with the granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla till light and fluffy.
5. Use a wooden spoon to add half of the flour mixture to the pan and beat well. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix again if required. Chill the dough and set aside till required.
6. The next morning or after 24 hours, divide the dough into four parts and then chill them again till ready to roll out.
7. Set out two sheets of waxed paper and roll out the dough one part at a time. Each dough sheet should be 1/8 inches thick.
8. Use assorted cookie cutters to cut out cookies and place then 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes or till the cookies are cooled down.
9. Spread the cookies with decorative frosting, colored sugar, dragees, and nonpareils and shaved chocolate. Let it cool for one hour on a wire rack

10. Store in an air tight cookie jar and serve as required