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Cut-Out Cookies

Cut-Out Cookies

Elaine Ogden

Given to me by an aunt that made the most delicious Christmas cookies I have ever tasted!

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Mix together flour, shortening, white sugar, baking powder and eggs. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and salt.
  2. Refrigerate dough for easier roll-out. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes (watch carefully). Add glaze to cooled cookies.
  3. To Make Glaze: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, water (to desired consistency), 1/2 tsp. vanilla and preferred food color for cookie icing. Decorate with favorite sprinkles.
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Sharmon Trahan

For those who found the recipe to crumbly, I have some advice to mix better: first cream shortening and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla and mix well until creamy. Then mix flour,baking powder and salt.Add dry to wet ingredience a little at a time until you are able to mix it all in. Save the confectioners sugar for the glaze! Wonderful cookie, my kids loved them and I even took a picture for the web site!

Karen Lee

I think some reviewers added the powdered sugar as part of the cookie recipe. All that is needed to bring the dough together is a bit of milk. I also added about 1/4 cup more sugar. It's a great roll out recipe!


There is something missing from this recipe the dough is crumbly and is not able to be roled out for cut outs.