Sugar-cookie Cutouts

Ingredients & Directions

1 c Butter
1 c Granulated sugar
2 lg Eggs
1 ts Vanilla extract
3 3/4 c All-purpose flour
2 ts Baking powder
1/4 c Heavy (whipping) cream
1/3 c Red colored sugar
1/3 c Green colored sugar
White, green and/or yellow
-ready-to-pipe icing

1. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until pale and
fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. With mixer on low speed,
gradually beat in flour, baking powder and cream until well blended.

2. Press dough together, then divide in half. Wrap each half and chill 3
hours or until firm enough to roll.

3. Heat oven to 350?F. Grease cookie sheet(s).

4. On lightly floured surface, roll 1 piece of dough at a time (keep
remainder refrigerated) to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut in desired shapes with
floured 3-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon colored
sugar. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet(s). Reroll scraps and

5. Bake 14 minutes or just until bottoms and edges are brown. Cool
completely on cookie sheets on wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

6. Decorate as you wish. let stand two hours until icing sets. Store
airtight up to 2 weeks or freeze.

Prep: 15 min. Chill: 3 hr. Bake: 14 min. per batch Woman’s Day Incredible
Cookies (11/23/93)


72 Servings

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