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Strawberry Cutout Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Makes

about 7 dozen (3-inch) cookies

Cropping up from a recipe shared by Heather Thays of Niles, Michigan is a fresh-picked idea for sugar cookies. Just cut the dough into strawberry shapes like our kitchen staff did.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Red and green colored sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in two eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a strawberry or other fruit-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. In a bowl, beat the water and remaining eggs. Brush over cookies; sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks.

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