You’ll absolutely love the taste and aromawhen you try these cookie cutouts.
Recipe: Sugar-Cookie Cutouts
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flourPowdered Sugar Glaze (recipe follows)Decorative Frosting (recipe follows)
Makes about 36 cookies.
Powdered Sugar Glaze: In a medium mixingbowl combine 4 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk. Stirin additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is easyto drizzle. Tint as desired with paste food coloring.
Decorative Frosting: In a medium mixingbowl, stir together 4 cups of powdered sugar and the 3 tablespoonsof milk until smooth. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon ata time, until frosting is easy to pipe. Tint frosting as desiredwith paste food coloring.
Make-Ahead Tip: Wrap dough in plastic wrap.Place in an airtight or freezer container. Chill up to 1 weekor freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in refrigerator beforeusing. Or, bake and cool cookies completely. Do not frost. Inan airtight or freezer container, arrange cookies in a singlelayer; cover with a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat layers, leavingenough air space to close container easily. Seal, label, andfreeze up to 1 month.
Nutritional facts per serving: calories:74, total fat: 4g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 10mg, sodium:33mg, carbohydrate: 9g, fiber: 0g, protein: 1g, vitamin A: 1%,vitamin C: 0%, calcium: 1%, iron: 2%
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