Christmas Cutout Cookies

Christmas Cutout Cookies
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Staff Writer
Christmas Cutout Cookies

Kirsten Marshall

Christmas Cutout Cookies

Get in the holiday spirit with a batch of these kid-friendly Christmas cookies. Decorate them as you please — add some sprinkles or cinnamon balls to the frosting, or experiment with different colors.

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12
Servings
568
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the frosting

  • One 32-ounce bag powdered sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  almond or vanilla extract
  • 3/4  cups  shortening
  • 2-3 drops food coloring

For the cookies

  • 1 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 1  cup  butter
  • 2  tablespoons  sour cream
  • eggs, beaten
  • 3 1/2  cups  flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon  nutmeg

Directions

For the frosting

In a bowl, mix the first 3 ingredients together until smooth. Add hot water until the desired consistency is achieved. Separate into small bowls and add food coloring. Set aside.

For the cookies

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix until well incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, roll out the dough on a lightly floured board until it is ¼-inch-thick, and cut out with your favorite shaped Christmas cookie cutters.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the cookies to the sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and frost the cookies. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
65g
50%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
186mg
27%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
515mg
34%
Water
7g
0%

Christmas Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Christmas Cooking Tip

When planning your menu, maximize the number of items that can be prepared in advance so you can enjoy your food without stress.