Mom's Cut-Out Cookies & Frosting

Becky Hammond

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@OatsandHoney

This is my grandmother's recipe...it makes THE best cut-out cookies with a dough that is so easy to work with! The last 4 ingredients relate to the frosting...we always make at least a double batch!


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Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
3
eggs
3 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
butter, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
milk
various colors of food coloring
various sprinkles and cookie decorations

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cookies: Mix together the first 7 ingredients for the dough. Then wrap the dough in wax paper and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours.
2
When ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
3
Only take out of refrigerator a small amount of dough at a time. Roll out the dough on a well floured pastry cloth to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
4
Bake for approximately 6-8 minutes. Do not let the cookies get too brown!
5
Frosting: Combine the next 4 ingredients and beat well. Then add food coloring, if desired. Recommend to make a double batch at least! If frosting gets too hard, then just mix in a few drops of milk.
6
If desired, add sprinkles or other cookie decorations quickly after frosting (while the frosting is still moist).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy