White Velvet Cutouts Recipe
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White Velvet Cutouts Recipe

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We make these cutouts every Christmas and give lots of them as gifts. Last year, we baked a batch a week all through December to be sure we'd have plenty for ourselves, too. These rich cookies melt in your mouth! — Kim Hinkle, Wauseon, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • BUTTER CREAM FROSTING:
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk, divided
  • Red and/or green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 233 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into 3-in. shapes; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set (not browned). Cool 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, combine 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Gradually add remaining sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add enough remaining milk and food coloring until frosting reaches desired consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as White Velvet Cutouts in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p25

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 233 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"I've been making these for a couple of years now. This is a favorite among my family and friends."

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"Made no adjustments; dough was easy to work with and cookies melted in your mouth. Very good recipe"

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Can anyone tell me if the cookies need to be refrigerated with the buttercream frosting, if I want them to be good for a week or so?"

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"Made these cookies when my kids were little. Lost the recipe. Glad I found it again. Yumy cookie!!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"This is the only cutout recipe I use. I substitute almond extract for the vanilla."

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