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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Glaze:

Directions

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  • Combine 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, white sugar, vanilla sugar, and egg in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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  • Mix flour and baking powder together. Beat into the butter mixture on low speed until dough becomes crumbly. Work dough crumbles with your hands into a smooth dough and place into a sealable container. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack with a knife or thin spatula to cool completely.

  • Mix confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until glaze 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 if desired.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 4g; cholesterol 14.6mg; sodium 43.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2019
This is a good receipt for using cookie cutters! Is also not a super sweet cookie which I like! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
I Loved it and made it for my German Class Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2019
This is a good receipt for using cookie cutters! Is also not a super sweet cookie which I like! Read More