Country Christmas Cutout Mix Recipe
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Country Christmas Cutout Mix Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:96 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 96 servings


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Liquid or paste food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 120 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 2 batches (8 cups total).
  2. To prepare cookies: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup. In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Gradually add 4 cups cookie mix; mix well. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
  5. For frosting: In a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add milk until desired consistency is achieved. Add food coloring to some of the frosting if desired. Frost and decorate one batch cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen per batch.
Originally published as Country Christmas Cutout Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Country Style 2007 2007, p42

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kountrygal67 User ID: 7106724 82942
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"very easy to make and delicious"

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