Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

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"This recipe has been in my family for generations. I remember the wonderful scent of the cookies baking drifting throughout the house. Now my sons and I carry on the tradition every Christmas. Hope you enjoy them."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the anise extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Mix until just blended. Over-mixing will result in tough cookies.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies at least one inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until firm. Cookie will not turn a golden brown. If they do, they're over-done. Turn out onto rack to cool. Wait until cool if frosting.
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We are very disappointed with this recipe, no taste very bland. Does not matter how you try to improve this recipe, still no taste.

Guess people didn't read what they were making!! These are CUT OUT cookies NOT Sugar cookies. My family has made these for year at least 5 generations. I love them along with everyone else. I...

I had been looking for a recipe for anise cut-out cookies. I remember my grandmother making them at Christmas when I was little and they were so good. They were different from all the other cook...