Christmas Cutout Cookies

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Christmas Cutout Cookies
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
789
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
about 6 dozen

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
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
99g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
128g
43%
Vitamin A
144µg
16%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.7%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
18mg
2%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
0.6mg
3.5%
Magnesium
10mg
2%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.4%
Phosphorus
61mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
59mg
2%
Sodium
121mg
5%
Sugars, added
99g
N/A
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.6%

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