Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Cookie Monster - Cut Out Cookies

Keeping with the theme of recipes from family members, this week I'm sharing the Christmas cut out recipe that my family has always used.  This recipe came from my Aunt Joyce who used it when she first started baking in the 1960s (so says the note on my recipe card :) ).  Back then, she thought the recipe was for shifted cookies, but I have always called them the cut out cookie recipe.
This recipe can be cut in half, as it is a fairly large batch.  Or you can also double if you want lots and lots of cookies :)


  • 7 cups of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups margarine
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk

Cream  the margarine  sugar  eggs, milk, and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.  Chill dough for 3-4 hours (or overnight).
Flour work surface and roll out dough and cut out cookies.  It helps to flour the cookie cutters before cutting cookies.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes.
Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or leave plain and frost once cookies have cooled completely.

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