Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups butter, softened

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  5. 4 cups all-purpose flour

  6. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  7. Sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugar, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Holiday Cookie Dough Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  2. Divide dough into five 1-cup portions; shape each into a 10-in.-long roll. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle, or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 5 portions (1 cup each ).

  3. To use refrigerated cookie dough: Cut roll into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

  4. Or, bake according to individual directions for Jolly Santas , Lemon Rope Trees , Magic Stars , Reindeer Bites and Strawberry Tea Cookies .

  5. To use frozen cookie dough: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake according to recipe directions. Yield: 200 slice-and-bake cookies.


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