Binx’s Christmas Cookies

My great aunt gave us each a box of these delicious Christmas cookies every year! Everyone of us would consume the entire box, the size of a small gift box, within hours of opening them on Christmas morning! I usually decorate them with colored sugars and red hots but did not have any so they are simply frosted and ready to pop into your mouth! Makes about 60, depending on the size of the cookie cutters you are using. Note-I am going to try this recipe with 2 c. of flour as I think it will reroll easier.

Binx's Christmas cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 t. vanilla

2 eggs, well beaten

2 1/2 cups flour


2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

2 T. butter, softened

1 t. vanilla

3-4 T. warm water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla. Add beaten eggs in two batches, beating well until combined. Add flour and thoroughly mix. Roll out dough on a lightly floured board (it helps to divide the dough into two batches). Roll it as thinly as you can and still be able to remove the cookie to the cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Ice while warm.

Combine all icing ingredients and beat well.


3 thoughts on “Binx’s Christmas Cookies

  1. Marge Hohman June 17, 2013 / 7:46 am

    I was thinking bout Binx just the other day when we went past the Bay Port stone quarry. Your Mom took her there to find some geodes. Funny how some things stick in your mind.

    • whatsanniecooking August 10, 2013 / 1:28 pm

      I just saw this Marge and I will remind my mom about taking Binx to Bay Port-good memory! Heading to FL on Aug. 17!

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