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Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

 Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies
Our Test Kitchen home economists dreamed up these chewy sugar cookies with a lightly sweet flavor. Decorated for the holidays with colored sugar, sprinkles or frosting, they won't last make sure you stash away a few for Santa!
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups colored sugar of your choice


  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg and
  • vanilla. Beat in oil and corn syrup. Combine the flour, cornmeal,
  • baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture just until blended.
  • Divide in half; wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for
  • at least 2 hours.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-in. thickness.
  • Cut out dough with lightly floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 2
  • in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each
  • cutout with 2 teaspoons colored sugar. Bake at 350° for 7-9
  • minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 2
  • minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield:

2 of 2

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: One cookie equals 117 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.