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Strawberry Cutout Cookies

 Strawberry Cutout Cookies
Cropping up from a recipe shared by Heather Thays of Niles, Michigan is a fresh-picked idea for sugar cookies. Just cut the dough into strawberry shapes like our kitchen staff did.
42 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Red and green colored sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in two eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine flour and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture
  • alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight. On a floured
  • surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a strawberry
  • or other fruit-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets. In a bowl, beat the water and
  • remaining eggs. Brush over cookies; sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 7 dozen (3-inch) cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 200 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.