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Holiday Cookie Dough Recipe

Holiday Cookie Dough Recipe

We created this make-ahead dough recipe to help ease the stress of the Christmas baking season. The buttery cookies are sure to melt in your mouth. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:200 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough into five 1-cup portions; shape each into a 10-in.-long roll. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle, or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 5 portions (1 cup each).
  • 3. To use refrigerated cookie dough: Cut roll into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • 4. Or, bake according to individual directions for Jolly Santas, Lemon Rope Trees, Magic Stars, Reindeer Bites and Strawberry Tea Cookies.
  • 5. To use frozen cookie dough: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake according to recipe directions. Yield: 200 slice-and-bake cookies.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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lynettles User ID: 6256394 79957
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Do not try these as cutouts - they fall apart wayyyy to easily to hold up for frosting let alone just getting them off the cookie sheet!"

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AmyLScorp User ID: 6007500 169448
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"can you use cookie cutters with this recipe?"

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katthyr000 User ID: 3601949 170745
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"CAN I SUBSTITUTE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR?"

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katthyr000 User ID: 3601949 99146
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"CAN I SUBSTITUTE GLUTEN FLOUR?"

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