Aunt Zula's Christmas Cutouts

Aunt Zula's Christmas Cutouts

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"This a fantastic old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe that is not as sweet as others that I have used. They complement a powdered sugar icing without being overly sweet. My favorite, and EASY!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 309 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream sugar and shortening together. Add eggs and dry ingredients. Add the milk last.
  3. No need to chill this dough, simply roll out to 1/4 inch thickness, cut out and bake 10-12 minutes.
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I thought that this was one of the best sugar cookie recipes that I have ever tried. I liked that the dough didn't have to be refigerated before rolling it out. That makes it probably the fastest sugar cookie to make. These are meant to be iced. I highly recommend using the Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies on this website. Using these two together I have decorated cookies for Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas.


This recipe was yummy! I actually made it for 144 servings (288 cookies) for family and gift giving. wow. a luscious cutout cookie, that improved as the days went did not disintigrate or get crumbly and was a dream to decorate. As it is not too sweet, the icing was the treat, and it got an A-1 rating by the hubby and kids for dunking in milk or hot cocoa. Very addictive cookies. YUMMY! (Note: blend all ingredients very carefully as you go if you're making a mega-batch, especially!)


This is a fantastic recipe for making a simple cutout cookie as a base for a flavorful icing. I substituted butter for shortening and added a pinch of baking powder to puff them up a little bit. I did need to refrigerate the dough before rolling it out. When they cooled them I mixed up a thin icing of confectioner's sugar, corn syrup, a touch of juice, and some food coloring. The cookie is perfect for a fruity icing since it is not to sweet. The icing hardens and the cookies look and taste as though they're from a bakery. Everyone loved them.