Gift Basket Cookies

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Kathy Clough

By
@cookiemomfor4

Great for gifts, or just holiday shapes. Easily changed to fit any holiday...My kids love these but they are VERY filling! And they fit into your budget!! Very inexpensive to make!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
12 depending on cookie cutter sizes.
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt

CREAM TOGETHER

2 large
eggs
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla

How to Make Gift Basket Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Add flour and dry ingredients gradually to the creamed mixture, mix well.
  • 2Roll out on a floured board to your desired thickness. About 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. If I am giving in a basket, I roll to 1/2" (in order to put them on a stick, they have to be thick)..otherwise I roll approx. 3/8".
  • 3Bake until just golden on edges, about 13-15 minutes, 375 degree oven. This is a heavy cookie, meant to decorate. Only the edges are to be slightly browned.
  • 4You can sprinkle sugar on them for the Christmas holidays, or ice them with Royal Icing.

    Sometimes I will cheat and used canned frosting microwaved for just a few seconds. It melts very quickly! I add about a tsp. of meringue powder to 1/2 cup of frosting to get it to set up faster...I've not found this a good frosting for gifts...or if you plan on stacking. It doesn't harden as nicely as Royal frosting.
  • 5There are so many variations to this cookie because the basic recipe is so simple...Orange flavoring, lemon, even almond would be a nice addition.

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About Gift Basket Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids