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Easy German Cut-Out Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"These simple cut out cookies are a must during Christmas time in Germany. Especially kids delight in helping cutting out fun shapes and later decorating and eating these delicious cookies that hold their shape."
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1 h 38 m servings 92
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 cookies)


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  1. Combine butter, white sugar, vanilla sugar, and egg in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture with electric mixer on lowest setting until dough becomes crumbly. Work dough crumbles with your hands into a smooth dough and place into a sealable container. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Pick up all the left over dough, press together into a ball, and repeat the rolling and cutting out process until all the dough is used up.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack with a knife or thin spatula to cool completely.
  7. To make glaze, mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice until it has a smooth and spreadable consistency. Add more lemon juice if you like a thinner glaze. Add food coloring if you like. Brush frosting on cooled cookies and add chocolate sprinkles or sugar sprinkles as you like.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 92 calories; 4 13.1 1.1 15 43 Full nutrition

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This is a good receipt for using cookie cutters! Is also not a super sweet cookie which I like!

I Loved it and made it for my German Class