Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

 Cut-out sugar cookies have always been my absolute favorite Christmas cookie. The rolling and decorating make them a bit more time-consuming but they are worth it! 

The biggest problem I have with these is that I cannot. stop. eating. them.  The sooner the box of cookies is far away in the freezer, the better!

This is the recipe my mom always made. I'm pretty sure it's from an old Betty Crocker cookbook.

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Mix thoroughly:
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or lemon flavoring

Sift together and stir in:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Chill at least 1 hour. Roll out fairly thin on a well-floured surface with a well-floured rolling pin. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cool before decorating.

Frost with your favorite icing or mix powdered sugar and hot water together until a nice spreading consistency like I do. Add coloring as desired. Sprinkle generously with sprinkles and colored sugar!

** The cookies pictured was a double batch and made approximately 100 small-ish cookies.


What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

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