Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

I love Christmas cookies!!
I collect cookie cutters so that would make sense! 
Every year I make some with family or friends. 
I have a few tips and an amazing recipe to help you with your cookie making. 

Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe: 
1 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter or margarine (1 stick)
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
5 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
Chill dough for one hour.
Cook At 400 for 6-8 minutes.

Now for the tips...
Tip #1- Don't make your dough too thin or too thick when you roll it out. 
Tip #2- I roll my dough out on parchment paper. Cut out my cookies and peel off the extra dough... NO more slanted gingerbread men from moving them from table to pan! 

My mother-in-law and niece cutting out their cookies on parchment paper. 

A little collage of some cookie making fun! 

I either do decorating icing to decorate them and leave them to set overnight or I do sprinkles before I bake the cookies. Whatever suits you and yours. 

Hope you enjoy your cookie making season! 
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  1. That is a genius tip about cutting them on the parchment. I usually shy away from making cut out cookies because of that hassle. I am glad that your kitchen looks like mine after baking something!
    Thanks for linking up to the Incredible Christmas Cookie Party!

  2. I agree, that is a great tip. I have smushed many a Christmas cookie.


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