Our Family Christmas Cookie Recipes: Week 4 (Part 2!)

December 18, 2014, In: Baking, Christmas, Cookies, Food and Drink


Today’s cookie post is little bonus to Sharleen’s post earlier this week. The dough for the Brown-Eyed Susans and this recipe are the same! Save yourself some time and make a double batch of the dough (step 1). Use half to make Brown-Eyed Susans and the other half to make these.

Magic carpets were my absolute favorite Christmas cookie growing up. We would only get them at Christmas and I loved the colors!

We hope you enjoyed our family cookie recipes and give a few a try. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Salute, Denise

See the other posts in this series here:
Week 1: Mexican Wedding Cakes
Week 2: Buckeyes
Week 3: Mrs Claus’ Fudge
Week 4 (Part 1): Brown-Eyed Susans

Magic Carpets


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • For Icing
  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cream
  • Red and Green Food Coloring


  1. Cream butter, add sugar, almond extract, flour and salt.
  2. Reserve half dough, roll remaining into two 12"x6" rectangles. Cut rectangles lengthwise into three strips. With spatula, lift onto ungreased baking sheet. Divide reserved dough into 18 pieces and roll into ropes. Placeone down the center and one on each side of the rectangle. Repeat for all rectangles. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until edges are brown. Cool.
  3. Between rows, fill with an icing of: 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, cream to make a spreading consistency, food coloring to tint half pink and half green.
  4. Cut into 1" diagonal pieces with sharp knife.

This art is available on Society6!

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