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Roll-Out Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 6 dozen (2-1/4 inch cookies)

I collect cookie cutters (I have over 5,000!), so a good cutout recipe is a must. These cookies are crisp and buttery-tasting with just a hint of lemon, and the dough handles nicely. —Bonnie Price, Yelm, Washington
Roll-Out Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • Food coloring, optional

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. (Dough will be very stiff. If necessary, stir in the last cup of flour mixture by hand. Do not chill.) On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out cookies into desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 6-7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks; cool completely. For glaze, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup until smooth. Tint with food coloring if desired. Using a small brush and stirring glaze often, brush on cookies, decorating as desired.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 145 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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