Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies Recipe
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Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Rich, buttery cookies like these never last long at a party. I use seasonal cutters to celebrate the holidays tastefully. —Lynn Burgess, Rolla, Missouri
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tinted frostings, colored sugars, edible glitter and nonpareils

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of your choice. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
Decorate cookies with frosting and colored sugars. Yield: 6-7 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies).
Originally published as Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Cookies & Candies 2007, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 47 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tinted frostings, colored sugars, edible glitter and nonpareils
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of your choice. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. Decorate cookies with frosting and colored sugars. Yield: 6-7 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies).
Originally published as Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Cookies & Candies 2007, p27

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Mpraz81 User ID: 8668261 239732
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"I love this recipe and the cookies didn't make it a week!"

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908 User ID: 8475494 231288
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"This was very simple and my family loves them"

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sdthepainter User ID: 8178275 215674
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Totally awesome cookie!"

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SeranaJayne User ID: 7251558 155954
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Beautiful dough and rolled out nice."

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Joy1962 User ID: 7545574 170601
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Easy"

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cae1231 User ID: 6968758 171702
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Simple and tasty!"

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JanCH User ID: 6677345 111308
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"Excellent and the dough is easy to work with."

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dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 102569
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"The best sugar/butter cookies ever. I'm usually impartial to these types of cookies but these ones are fantastic. They won't last long!"

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nicolev User ID: 4175100 102568
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"These are the perfect cookies for decorating. They are nice and soft with a great light flavor that goes well by itself or with frosting."

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mrsoak User ID: 1995667 111307
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Nice soft texture and classic sugar cookie flavor. I like a more buttery cookie, but this is what you expect when you bite into a sugar cookie. I decorated mine with colored sugars."

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