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Grandma Hasz's Christmas Cutouts

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"This is my great-grandmother's recipe. It has survived four generations and is still at the top of my cut-out recipe list. The secret is to roll the dough extra thin! Frost with buttercream frosting for best taste."
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30 m servings 245
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in the eggs, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating continually. Stir in the oatmeal.
  3. Roll the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters and arrange them on the prepared sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges begin to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 245 calories; 10.4 34.8 3.7 43 273 Full nutrition

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I just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. It`s one of our favorites almost like a buttery graham cracker. It`s become a staple for the lunch box.

Awesome! I omitted the lemon extract and added a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon instead and they turned out delicious. Really do roll them thin, 1/8 of an inch...they turned out great! Wonderful Christm...

I added 8oz of candied fruit for a bit of color. I also made the mistake of adding cooked oatmeal instead of dry oats. However, this turned the recipe into an excellent batch of drop cookies tha...

Made this for Faceless Frenzy 2013. I couldn't decide between a sugar cookie and an oatmeal cookie and this one is a perfect combination. I made a half batch and used 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice ...

This is my absolute FAVORITE recipe. I made NO changes and my family says these are the BEST!!!!

very tasty cookie! A healthier cut out cookie..will definitely make these again. If you are adding sprinkles, do so before baking..I clued in after my 2nd tray went into the oven... Makes a big...

Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe. I usually don't try out cookies that only have a few reviews, but I like the idea of adding oatmeal into cutout cookies. I'm glad I tried out your recip...

These cookies were tasty, but they were a bit dry. I used orange extract instead of lemon, and they turned out nicely.

These are really easy and good. I didn't have lemon extract, but instead added the 1/4 tsp of cinnamon as another suggested. Will add another 1/4 tsp next time. but the kids love them! I did...