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Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts

 Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts
Old family memories rush in as soon as I make these traditional cutout cookies. — Lois Smit, Monee, Illinois
60 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Food coloring, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, then sour cream and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the
  • flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat
  • into creamed mixture.
  • Divide dough into three portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in
  • plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in.

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Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart
  • on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until light browned. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt and
  • enough cream to reach desired consistency. If desired, tint with
  • food coloring. Decorate cookies as desired. Yield: 5 dozen.