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Grandma's Cutout Cookies

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a soft cutout cookie with a tint of nutmeg."
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servings 98
Original recipe yields 60 servings (4 -5 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, sour milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 10 minutes. Cool and frost or decorate.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 98 calories; 3.7 14.9 1.4 6 44 Full nutrition

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This recipe is just like the one my Grandma use to make. I have been looking for one like hers for a long time. It is really good and everyone at my Yule dinner loved them.

I was very disappointed. No flavor! Needs more salt. Just wasn't what I thought it would be.

The dough was very sticky and i could not cut any shapes. My family and I also thought it had to much nutmeg. I'm only twelve, but i showed the recipe to my mom and told her EXACTLY what i did, ...

I use 1/2 cup lard and 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 tsp of salt. I love this old recipe, reminds me of my grandmother every time I make them

My grandmother used this recipe for her Christmas cutout cookies, which I remember from the 1950s. The only difference is she used 1 1/2 c of brown sugar and 1/2 c white sugar and added 1 cup of...