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
423
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
  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
65mg
9%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
90mg
6%
Water
40g
1%

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.