Christmas cut out cookie help

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  1. sgspiels

    sgspiels

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    I need a great sugar cookie recipe for making cutouts. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bork

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    I love the recipe that is in the "Better Homes..." cookbook. If you do not have that book I can post the recipe for you tonight when I get home. I use the ornamental frosting recipe to go with it. The only thing is that wherever the recipe calls for milk I use heavy cream instead (same measure). And of course, colored sugar sprinkles on top makes your head spin!!!:roll:

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  3. sgspiels

    sgspiels

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    If it is not too much trouble - that would be great. if I had enough time I could try the zillion different recipes for them.

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  4. bork

    bork

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    Sorry this took so long! I'll have to post the frosting a little later today! Hope you like it!

    I usually double or even triple this recipe (think it lies when it says makes 3 dozen!), and I have done it without sifting the flour and it works fine. Let me know how it works out for you!


    Christmas Sugar Cookies

    2/3 cup butter
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 egg
    4 teaspoons milk (heavy cream)
    2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar,
    and vanilla. Add egg and milk; beat till
    light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingre-
    dients; blend into creamed mixture.
    divide dough in half. Cover and chill at
    least 1 hour.
    On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8
    inch thickness.* Cut into desired shapes
    with cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie
    sheet at 350 degrees about 8-10 minutes.
    Cool slightly; remove. Makes about 3
    dozen.
    *Chill other half until ready to use
     
  5. bork

    bork

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    Ornamental Frosting

    1 cup butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
    1 1/2 TBSP milk (heavy cream)

    Beat first 3 ingredients just until combined. Then slowly add the milk until desired consistancy is reached (will stiffen slightly). After frosting the cookies, garnish with sugar sprinkles.


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  6. sgspiels

    sgspiels

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    Bork,

    They were great. Sorry for not thanking sooner.

    Sgspiels