Friday, August 10, 2012

Cut Out Cookies

This is an old Wilton recipe. It's easy to make, the dough is friendly to handle, there's no refrigeration required, and they are yummy iced or not! You can just put sugar sprinkles on them before baking or you can decorate them with icing. Very good recipe! 

Sorry the picture isn't the best--I had a hard time finding one.  The magic wand in the picture was made using two stars with a cookie dowel sandwiched between.  Bake them and ice as desired.  Cute idea for a tea or birthday party!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (I use Imperial margarine)
1 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough.

On floured surface, roll some dough about 1/4 to 1/8 in. thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour if necessary. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

I use buttercream to ice them.

1 comment:

  1. Helpful Tip: When decorating the cookies with icing (mostly for children), place different colored icing in small ziplock baggies (the freezer ones (or simply make sure they're strong) with the "handle" type zipper work best)and snip off a really small portion of one corner. They can squeeze the bag to decorate. Works so much better than doing pastry bags for little ones! Plus, when you're done, just toss the baggy!