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Cut-Out Cookies

"Given to me by an aunt that made the most delicious Christmas cookies I have ever tasted!"
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Ingredients

servings 402 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Mix together flour, shortening, white sugar, baking powder and eggs. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and salt.
  2. Refrigerate dough for easier roll-out. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes (watch carefully). Add glaze to cooled cookies.
  3. To Make Glaze: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, water (to desired consistency), 1/2 tsp. vanilla and preferred food color for cookie icing. Decorate with favorite sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 402 calories; 18.3 g fat; 54.8 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 288 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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For those who found the recipe to crumbly, I have some advice to mix better: first cream shortening and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla and mix well until creamy. Then mix flour,baking ...

Most helpful critical review

There is something missing from this recipe the dough is crumbly and is not able to be roled out for cut outs.

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For those who found the recipe to crumbly, I have some advice to mix better: first cream shortening and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla and mix well until creamy. Then mix flour,baking ...

I think some reviewers added the powdered sugar as part of the cookie recipe. All that is needed to bring the dough together is a bit of milk. I also added about 1/4 cup more sugar. It's a great...

There is something missing from this recipe the dough is crumbly and is not able to be roled out for cut outs.

I followed advice about creaming together teh shortening and sugar first, then adding eggs and vanilla. I then, slowly mixed in the dry combination of flour, baking powder, and salt. This ende...

Followed advice of others and creamed sugar and shortening first, added dry later. Used exact amounts of flour. Rolled like a dream and tasted like the bakery cookies we get at Publix. Glaze ...

I think i figured out what the dough needed. First cream shorting,eggs,sugar,vanilla, Second add only add (3 cups of flour instead of 3 1/2) flour,salt,baking powder,salt. And do not use the po...

This dough was awful-I couln't even roll it out without it crumbling. I would never make this again!

A rating of 3 only. If I could, 2&1/2 stars is my true rating.The flavor of the cookie itself is good, however the dough is not easy to roll out due to a dry texture. I tend to think this reci...

My 13 year old daughter made these while my husband and I were at a Christmas party. They were awesome! I was very impressed. She did not read the reviews first, so when I read them I was surpr...