Little Piggy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Little Piggy Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Little Piggy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Dessert took shape with a platter of made-from-scratch Little Piggy Sugar Cookies. The dough can be mixed in a flash and is easy to roll and cut.
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Tinted frosting

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, milk and extract. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out with a 3-in. pig-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Outline cutouts with tinted frosting. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Little Piggy Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 15

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Tinted frosting
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, milk and extract. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out with a 3-in. pig-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Outline cutouts with tinted frosting. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Little Piggy Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 15

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