Our Favorite Christmas Cut Out Cookies
Our Favorite Christmas Cut Out Cookies follow the recipe of my dear grandmother, and are tied to very sweet memories of baking in the kitchen with her. It was tradition to always wear a hand-sewn apron when we cooked at her house, and she usually had the radio on to some Christian program while we worked.
Grandma never fussed about messes or tasting the dough, and never seemed to get stressed when baking with us. She had a million cookie cutters, and didn’t ever worry about washing them as we pulled them all out to choose just the right one. If you ask me the time with her had just as much to do with the yumminess of the cookies as the recipe itself!
Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp. Baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
In large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour, one cup at a time, mixing after each. Dough will be very stiff. Blend last flour in by hand. Do not chill dough. Divide into 2 balls. On a floured surface ro cookie sheet, roll each ball into a circle ⅛ inch thick. Roll cutters in flour before cutting cookies. Bake at 400˚ on middle rack of oven 6-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
- You can color the dough with food coloring.
- For chocolate dough add 3 oz. melted unsweet chocolate. If dough becomes too stiff, add water one tsp. at a time.
- You can brush with egg white and add sugar sprinkles prior to baking or frost with butter frosting once cooled.
Do you have a favorite memory about Christmas cut out cookies? I’d love to hear it!