Shortbread Cut Out Cookies

Denise Wheatley

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@Denise_Wheatley

This is a recipe my mother-in-law made every year at Christmas and now I carry on the tradition. Christmas wouldn't be the same without these cookies.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
water or milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add flour. If dough is too sticky add small amounts of flour. Dough should be crumbly but still holds together. Put a portion of dough out on a floured surface, roll it out to about ΒΌ inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Poke tops of cookie with a fork. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes or until bottoms are light brown, do not brown tops. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before Make icing with remaining ingredients. Frost and decorate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American