my mom’s cut-out cookie recipe.

December 16, 2010 in baking,desserts,domesticity,recipe

Every year as a child, our house would be full of baked goods from Thanksgiving through New Years.

My mother is a baker. She always has been. And since before I can remember, I’ve been her little apprentice!

So this year I finally asked my mom for her christmas cut-out cookie recipe. This is the one type of cookie I remember spending hours and hours making every year; and it’s the same cookie that makes it really feel like christmas!

I knew that these cookies were semi time consuming, so I doubled the recipe from the start. The recipe, as listed below, is not doubled. But I would recommend doing so. 

My Mom’s Christmas Cut-Out Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Cups of all-purpose flour
1 Cup of butter
1/2 Cup of white sugar
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Cream the butter until light. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and extract.
2. Gradually blend in the flour. Shape into a ball. Cover with saran wrap for at least one hour {bakers note: I left mine in the fridge for two days because I was doing other things. I came back to it when I had time. They were still delicious!}
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8″ thickness. Cut into desired festive shapes. Place cookies on parchment paper covered baking sheets.
5. Bake for 8 – 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack until cooled completely. Decorate as you wish!

I really did love this recipe and plan on making them again before the holidays! Enjoy!


{image}

var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true};

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda December 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I just made sugar cookies the other day 🙂

Reply

Lil' Woman December 19, 2010 at 7:30 am

My recipe is quite similar….I just made them today!! 🙂

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: