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Cinnamon Star Cut Outs Recipe

Cinnamon Star Cut Outs Recipe

These cookies fill your home with an irresistible aroma as they bake. My grandmother made them every Christmas when I was a child. I have fond memories of helping her in the kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm and bottom of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 78 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.