Cutout Christmas Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Frosting or confectioners' sugar, optional
- 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder salt, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
- 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, a portion at a time, to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired with frosting or confectioners' sugar.
- 3. To Make Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in a resealable bag. Store in the refrigerator.
- 4. Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers and decorate as directed. Yield: about 6 dozen (2-inch cookies).
2 cookies (calculated without frosting and: 116 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein
Reviews for Cutout Christmas Cookies
"Yum! Great start to my Christmas Cookie baking season! Love the nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon flavour. Thanks!"
"I have to admit, I'm not a fan of making cutout cookies, but I'd make these again anytime. The flavor was delectable, and the texture crisp and perfect. Thank you for a cutout cookie worth the effort!"
"These cookies have a little more flavor than more traditional "sand tart" dough."
"You can freeze almost any cookies for up to 6 months, just use a corregated box lined with foil and layer cookies placing waxed paper between each layer. Top with waxed paper and foil and put the lid on. Place the box into a bag and freeze; to thaw just remove from the plastic bag and leave out on the counter with the lid on. I have been doing this for years and never have a problem. Hope this helps you. Happy Holidays!"
"After baking how long can you freeze these cookies?KK in ALlen Park, MI"