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Shortbread Cutout Cookies Tips
Can you use another kind of extract instead of vanilla in shortbread cutout cookies?
Certainly! You can use any preferred extract (almond, lemon, or orange extract to name a few) in place of vanilla in the icing for these shortbread cutout cookies. Keep in mind: vanilla extract
lends a nice, harmonious flavor to baked goods, while other extracts can be stronger. If you wish, you can do 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon other extract to balance flavors. Please note, this recipe uses clear vanilla extract to keep the icing nice and white. Other extracts may tint the icing slightly and affect any coloring you may add.
How else can you cut and decorate shortbread cutout cookies?
These shortbread cutout cookies are delightfully versatile and can be used with any cookie cutter you wish—whatever the occasion! If you want to skip the icing altogether, a sprinkling with colorful sanding sugars before baking makes a wonderfully simple way to decorate cookies
Can you freeze shortbread cutout cookies?
You can freeze your cookies
for up to 6 months without icing. When you're ready to decorate, thaw at room temperature while you prepare your icing.—Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 cookie: 132 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.