Show Subscription Form




Evergreen Cutouts Recipe
Evergreen Cutouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Evergreen Cutouts Recipe

Read Reviews (2)
2
Publisher Photo
These eye-appealing cookies from the Test Kitchen will remind you of shortbread, but they have a wonderful, mild sweetness that sets them apart.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar blend
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup almond paste
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon water
  • 6 to 8 drops green food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons sugar blend

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 70 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar blend, butter and almond paste until well blended. Beat in the oil, egg, egg white and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Divide into two portions; cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Using a floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter and a 1-1/2-in. shaped cookie cutter, cut an equal number of circles and shapes from dough.
  3. Place circles 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush one side of shapes with egg white; place egg white side down on circles. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolk, water and food coloring; brush over trees. Sprinkle with sugar blend.
  4. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.
Originally published as Evergreen Cutouts in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 70 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Evergreen Cutouts(2)

AVERAGE RATING
   (0)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (0)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

Splenda makes a sugar blend for baking; actually they have two, a white sugar and a brown sugar. They come in a yellow sealed bag in the baking aisle of the grocery store.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2008

What is the ingredient "sugar blend for baking"?

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT