Holiday Sugar Cookies

by Jennifer
(Columbia, Maryland, USA)

the finished product

the finished product

I have had this recipe for a while and have altered it over time to suit my family’s taste, such as using yogurt as a substitute for some of the butter content required by most sugar cookie recipes. I love baking cookies with my 3-year-old son and this recipe is perfect for us. The ingredients are all things I usually have on hand and the directions are so simple that it’s an easy afternoon activity to do with a preschooler. My son particularly enjoys spooning the batter onto the cookie sheets and decorating the cookies with sprinkles.


½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
3 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
sprinkles for decoration (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Cream the butter and gradually add the sugar until well blended. Add the yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Beat thoroughly with a whisk.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Add the flour mixture to the first mixture and blend well. Arrange by tablespoonfuls on greased cookie sheets.

Decorate cookies with festive sprinkles and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cookies cool on cooling racks. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Enjoy the cookies!

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Dec 18, 2010
by: Thelma

I really liked this revised sugar cookie recipe. The holidays are always full of delicious calorie laden foods.(don't get me wrong it's my favorite time of the year) But its nice to be able to make treats with your kids that are better for them, taste good, and fun to make together.

Dec 09, 2010
Kids Delight
by: Rick

Kids love to make & EAT!!

Dec 08, 2010
Simply Delicious
by: Teresa

The recipe was easy to follow. My family had a great time making and eating these cookies together.

Dec 07, 2010
This cookie makes the grade-A+++
by: annie

This recipe was great to do with preschoolers!
Cookies were delectable! A new family favorite.

Dec 07, 2010
by: robert

The recipe was easy! I have 2 kids and they
loved helping me. It was great to see a simple,
almost healthy recipe that the kids could
do most of the work on.

Dec 07, 2010
great cookies
by: Anonymous

loved this!

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