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Cut Out Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Cut out cookies recipe? Learn how to make Cut out cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gbichanich

Makes 30 servings



Joy of Cooking: Rich Rolled Sugar Cookies

Recipe Ingredients for Cut out cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream
3 tablespoons skim milk

Recipe Directions for Cut out cookies

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until very fluffy and well blended. Add and beat in the egg, baking powder, salt, and vanilla until evenly incorporated. Stir in flour until well blended and smooth.

  2. Divide the dough in half and shape into circles. Place each circle between large sheets of wax paper. Roll out a scant 1/4-inch thick, checking the underside frequently and smoothing out any creases. Keeping the wax paper in place, layer the rolled dough on a tray and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cold and slightly firm but not hard.

  3. WHEN READY TO BAKE:

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

  5. Working with 1 portion of dough (leave the other refrigerated), gently peel away and replace 1 sheet of the wax paper. (This will make it easier to lift the cookies from the paper later.) Peel off and discard the second layer. Using 2- or 3-inch cutters, cut out cookies. With a wide spatula, carefully transfer them from the wax paper to the cookie sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart.

  6. Roll any dough scraps between wax paper and continue cutting out cookies until all the dough is used. If the dough becomes too warm to handle at any point, refrigerate it again briefly. If desired, very lightly sprinkle the cookies with colored sprinkles or colored decorating sugar.

  7. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in the upper third of the oven for 6 to 9 minutes, or until cookies are just slightly colored on top and slightly darker at the edges. Rotate sheets halfway through baking for even browning. Transfer sheets to wire racks and let cookies firm up, 1 to 2 minutes, Then transfer the cookies to wire racks and let stand until thoroughly cool.

  8. Store, airtight, for 1 or 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 1 month.

Categories

Dessert, Christmas

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 34.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
147
Calories from Fat
62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.9g
11%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
57mg
2%
Potassium
22mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
20.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
12.4g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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