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Kathleen's Cut-Out Cookie Recipes


Beautifully decorated cut out cookies by Kathleen Lange

Kathleen's Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookie Recipe #1


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sweet unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

  • 2 extra- large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or flavoring of your choice)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 cups all-purpose unbleached flour


Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, nutmeg, B&V, and salt, blend into creamed mixture.

3. Divide dough into fourths and shape each into a log. Roll each log between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/8” - 1/4” thickness. Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes on parchment baking sheets, keeping same sizes together for even baking and place them baking on sheets.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until desired color and doneness. Cool completely on wire racks.

Recipe Makes Approximately 6 – 8 dozen 2-1/2”-3” cookies.



Kathleen's Sugar Cut-Out Cookie Recipes - #2


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 extra-large egg

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, ground (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or lemon)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon Butter & Vanilla Powder Flavor


Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, and B & V.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, and salt; blend into the creamed mixture.

3. Divide dough into fourths and shape each into a log. Roll each log between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/8” - 1/4” thickness. Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes on parchment baking sheets, keeping same sizes together for even baking and place them baking on sheets.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until desired color and doneness. Cool completely on wire racks.

Recipe Makes Approximately 6 – 8 dozen 2-1/2”-3” cookies.

Recipe Makes Approximately 30- 2-1/2”-3” cookies.



Kathleen's Sugar Cut-Out Cookie Recipes- #3


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sweet unsalted butter, softened.

  • 2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups granulated sugar.

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder.

  • 2 extra-large eggs

  • 6 cups all-purpose unbleached flour

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or desired flavorings)

  • 2-3 tablespoons Milk (if dough is too dry)


Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla and B & V.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into the creamed mixture. If the dough is too dry, add 2-3 tablespoons of milk.

3. Divide dough into fourths and shape each into a log. Roll each log between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/8” - 1/4” thickness. Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes on parchment baking sheets, keeping same sizes together for even baking and place them baking on sheets.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until desired color and doneness. Cool completely on wire racks.

Recipe Makes Approximately 5 dozen 2”-3” cookies.



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