Alan Orth ef62feeee4 Fix margarine
Apparently this is closer to 200 grams.
2020-12-16 17:54:15 +02:00

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Soft Christmas Cookies

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  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour (375g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margerine, softened (200g)
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar (300g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough and chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.


  • Originally recipe called for 33/4 cups flour, but many commenters said to use 3 cups
    • I used 3 cups, but I want to try with 3 1/4 next time because the cookies rose up and ran a little bit (perhaps too much shortening or baking powder for the amount of flour?)
  • I baked at 350°F (176°C) at first but later ended up baking at 400°F (200°C) for six minutes
  • Roll out with powdered sugar on rolling pin and surface
  • Don't roll too thin