Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

Mary, St. Vincent de Paul's talented baker, showed us how she makes a batch of Christmas cookies to celebrate the season.

Mary making Christmas cookies!

To make 300 cookies:
135 oz. Flour
2 oz. Baking Powder
1 oz. Salt
80 oz. Butter
20 oz. Cream Cheese
70 oz. Sugar
10 eggs (18 oz.)
3 oz. Vanilla
To make 30 cookies:
3 cups Flour
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
0.5 tsp Salt
1 cup Butter
2 oz. Cream Cheese
1 cup Sugar
1 egg
1.5 tsp Vanilla


1.   Mix Flour, Baking Powder and Salt in a bowl. Set aside.
2.   In mixing bowl with paddle attachment, mix Butter, Cream Cheese and Sugar until fluffy.
3.   Add Eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
4.   Add Vanilla and mix to incorporate.
5.   Divide dough into about 30.5 oz. balls
6.   Flatten on parchment to about 1/4'' thickness. Cover with plastic wrap.
7.   Refrigerate for an hour.
8.   Preheat oven to 350° (convectional oven) or 300° (convection oven).
9.   Cut cookies into desired shapes and place on parchment lined sheet pans.
10. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating pans after about 5 minutes.
11. Cool completely before decorating.