Melissa Ordway's Christmas Sugar Cookies

These sweet sugar cookies are the perfect addition to a morning coffee or a late-night toddy!
Posted on Dec 20, 2016 | 09:15am
Nothing quite compares to gathering around the table and decorating—and snacking on—holiday sugar cookies. This season, make a scrumptious batch of Y&R star Melissa Ordway's delightful dessert, pour yourself an eggnog, and revel in the Christmas cheer!

Melissa Ordway's Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients for cookies: 

1 stick butter (or margarine), melted
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 1/2 cups flour

Ingredients for buttercream frosting: 

1 box powdered sugar
1 stick butter
1–2 tablespoons of milk—add slowly

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix ingredients and roll into dough on a floured surface
  • Roll out dough to desired thickness of cookies—thinner dough for crispy cookies and thicker dough for cake-like cookies
  • Cut into shapes with cookie cutters
  • Bake at 350 for 10–12 minutes
  • Cool
  • Mix buttercream frosting ingredients in a large bowl, then separate into smaller bowls
  • Add a few drops of food coloring for desired colors, or, add cocoa for chocolate


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