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Frosted Spice Cutouts

The spicy taste of these cutouts is a festive change of pace from ordinary sugar cookies. Everyone in our house favors them.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water
  • Red and green paste food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat in milk. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight (dough will be soft). On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion at a time to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks. For frosting, beat confectioners' sugar and water in a bowl. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cooled cookies.
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  • kawem1
    Dec 23, 2012

    Yuck! I don't even know what else to say. The dough was very strange to work with and they tasted like flour with a hint of spice. I would not recommend these and will not make them again.

  • amcarr85
    Dec 18, 2011

    If you like the taste of spice, its a good cookie!

  • jeannetteknudsen
    Mar 29, 2010

    While I was making these I knew that something wasn't right. There is way too much oil and not enough sugar in these. The oil was separating from the dough while they chilled. They were very hard to roll out because they were so sticky. The end product tasted like a pie crust with spice in it. They were not like cookies at all. Maybe the sugar and oil amounts got mixed up!