Butter cookies are the quintessential Christmas cookie, and our Christmas butter cookie recipe has stood the test of time over countless holiday celebrations. This basic dough is sturdy enough to stand up to your favorite decorative cut-outs, but offers the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture you crave from a classic sugar cookie. With a recipe so versatile, you can mix in chocolate bits, seasonal spices, or crushed candy canes for even more festive flavor. But really, all these butter cookies need is a sweet layer of icing and a whole lot of holiday spirit. Whether they become wreaths, stars, or Santa hats, these Christmas butter cookies are a delicious base to put your creativity to work.Hungry for more? Check out 25+ Very Merry Christmas Sugar Cookies next.