Vanilla Rolled Sugar Cookies

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Rolled Sugar Cookies

This time of year is the perfect time for baking all kinds of delicious cookies to share, right? I have to confess, I love just about every kind of cookie there is…I like to joke that my favorite kind is whatever kind is in my mouth at the moment. The truth is, though, my absolute favorite Christmas Cookie is the Vanilla Rolled Sugar Cookies my mom makes. Some of my earliest holiday memories are of watching my mom roll out the dough, then helping to cut out the shapes and decorate them with colored sugar before handing the trays to my dad to bake. Despite the fact that I’m grown with a family of my own, we still try to get together to make these cookies every year. Today, I want to share the recipe with you.

Rolled Sugar Cookies


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Vanilla Rolled Sugar Cookies

Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 dozen thin cookies
Author: Amy Latta


  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Cup Crisco
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs well-beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla


  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add sugar and beat until light.
  • Add eggs, blend thoroughly.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Chill dough.
  • Roll and cut. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 6-10 minutes.

Although I love eating them myself, one of the best things to do with cookies is share them. I’ve told you all in the past about my favorite Christmas tradition; our Cookie Exchange with a Twist. For the past seven years, a group of our family and friends has baked dozens of different kinds of treats and gotten together to divide them up into containers that we give out in our community.


We take them to the local fire department, the workers at the library, the school janitors on night duty, and the Boy Scouts selling trees, as well as to shut-ins and unsuspecting teenagers working the Wendy’s drive-through. It’s so much fun to see the joy and surprise on their faces as we share our small gift with them.

When we all get together, we sit each kind of cookie out on the table and walk around filling plastic containers with some of everything.  Rubbermaid TakeAlongs come in a variety of convenient sizes and shapes that are just right for our cookie delivery mission, as well as for all kinds of other things like neighbor gifts, taking treats to share at school, and sending your friends home with delicious leftovers after a holiday meal.


Holiday Rubermaid TakeAlongs come in a variety of festive holiday colors and prints, including Red, Green, and holiday prints, at your local Walmart. Some of the great TakeAlongs holiday selections include TakeAlongs Rectangle, TakeAlongs Deep Square, TakeAlongs Serving Bowl, TakeAlongs Serving Rectangle, TakeAlongs Rectangle, and the Deviled Egg Tray.


Rubbermaid TakeAlongs products feature Quik Clik Seal™ technology which keeps food secure and helps prevent spills, which is great for us because nobody wants cookies on the floor, right? They are also microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe, which is always a win. Right now, you can take advantage of the Ibotta $1 Off Of Any 2 Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Products rebate offer, exclusive to Walmart shoppers when you pick up your own containers.


What about you, friend? Do you do lots of holiday baking? What are your favorite treats to share? Check out these other delicious holiday recipes for more ideas!

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  1. 5 stars
    We love to make and gift crinkle cookies, and do several cookie swaps each year. I’ll have to try this recipe for our next swap! #client

  2. YUM!!! A couple of weekends ago, my daughter and I made chocolate chip cookies and passed out tins filled with them for some of our neighbors!! It was so amazing how SHOCKED our neighbors were to get them from us …. most didn’t even want to open their doors to us … sad that the world is like that now …

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