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Cutout Wedding Cookies Recipe
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Cutout Wedding Cookies Recipe

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The dessert table shapes up sweetly when we make these crisp, almond-flavored cookies for family weddings. Hearts, lips, doves, bells and other love-themed cutters work well.—Grace Van Timmeren, Grand Rapids, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Paste food coloring of your choice
  • Edible glitter and colored sugar
  • Sprinkles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 130 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a well-floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. to 4-in. love-themed cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint frosting as desired; frost cookies. Combine equal amounts of edible glitter and colored sugar; sprinkle over cookies. Decorate some cookies with sprinkles if desired. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Originally published as Cutout Wedding Cookies in Country Woman June/July 2010, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 130 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

Many sugar cookie recipes are still sticky and hard to handle even after being refrigerated for a long time. This is a classic cookie recipe and turned out great, NO stickiness at all, the dough was very easy to handle and so good!

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