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Christmas Orange Rind Cut-Out Cookies

Rated as 3.33 out of 5 Stars

"Fun to have the kids help cut out these cookies!"
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servings 107
Original recipe yields 48 servings (8 dozen)


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  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 1/4 cups of the sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together. Add flour mix to the butter mixture alternately with the sour cream. Blend very well and add the orange zest. Wrap tightly and chill overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  4. Turn chilled dough out on to a floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
  5. Combine the 1/3 cup white sugar and the finely chopped almonds and sprinkle over the tops of the cookies. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 107 calories; 5.5 13.5 1.5 20 43 Full nutrition

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This recipe has a very sticky consistancy even after refridgerating, it was more like a drop cookie consistancy. The flavor of the dough was great however this should not be called a cut-out coo...

I didn't have any oranges to zest so instead I used 2 Tbsp orange marmalade and I only had pecans so I ground them up with sugar and a bit of cinnamon and put that on top and they were incredibl...

these were tasteless and hard.

This is almost identical to the recipe my mom used when I was little, so now Chritmas cookies without a hint of orange flavor just don’t taste quite right to me. These cookies are great and alwa...