Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs Recipe

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY MEYER

STYLING BY ASHLEY MEYER AND AIRIELLE FARLEY

A classic cookie perfect for our finale to our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies feature, this recipe for scrumptious sugar cookie cut-outs makes light and sweet treats easy to customize to your liking. With less than 10 ingredients and an easy-to-make icing, these cookies are perfect for focusing on your artistic talents.

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Ingredients: Makes 5 dozen

  • 1½ cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. almond flavoring
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and flavorings. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients together and blend with wet ingredients. Refrigerate 1-3 hours. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide dough in half and roll 3/16-inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes and bake 7-8 minutes or until delicately golden. To make the icing, combine powdered sugar with tablespoons of milk to your desired consistency. Frost cookies and decorate with colored icing and sprinkles.


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