(Great Great) Grandma Keller's Sugar Christmas Cookies

These are the cookie cutter cookies with the lemon icing that are really good.


  • 1/2 lb. margarine (2 sticks)(1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups flour (add more if sticky)


  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (stirred in 1 tablespoon at a time)

Make cookies: Cream together margarine and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mix. Add baking powder and mix. Slowly add flour while mixing. Refrigerate. Roll out cookie dough 1/8-1/4” thick (using flour to keep dough from sticking) and cut out cookies. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for about 6-8 minutes - do not over bake. Cool cookies completely before icing.

Make icing: Combine all icing ingredients and add more sugar / lemon juice until desired consistency and flavor are achieved.

Christmas Cookies Book 1