Holiday Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Holiday Cutout Cookies Recipe
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Holiday Cutout Cookies Recipe

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The only limit to these fun cutouts is your cookie cutter collection and your imagination! If you prefer crisp cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar before baking and skip the frosting. —Anne Grisham, Henderson, Nevada
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Food coloring of your choice, optional
  • Assorted sprinkles

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough into four portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate, covered, overnight or until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in. holiday cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a large bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough cream to reach a spreading consistency. If desired, beat in food coloring. Frost and decorate cookies as desired. Yield: about 10 dozen.
Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers and decorate as desired.
Originally published as Holiday Cutout Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p36

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Food coloring of your choice, optional
  • Assorted sprinkles
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough into four portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate, covered, overnight or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in. holiday cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough cream to reach a spreading consistency. If desired, beat in food coloring. Frost and decorate cookies as desired. Yield: about 10 dozen.
Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers and decorate as desired.
Originally published as Holiday Cutout Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p36

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Karen User ID: 9344106 278632
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2017

"tasty, tender inside, and good texture! I refrigerated the dough overnight before I could roll them out, however. I also baked at 375F for 5 minutes. Great!"

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WisconsinG User ID: 4499424 258482
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016

"easy and oh so delicious! Get your cookie cutters out and enjoy!"

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