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Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

These simple cookies are so crisp and buttery, it's hard to eat just one. I make them for special holidays, but they're welcome anytime. -Elizabeth Turner, Lula, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 3-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Sprinkle with additional sugar.
  • Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps if desired. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 185 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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