christmas vanilla butter cutouts

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Nancy Maiorana
from Basye, VA

I have been using this recipe for my Christmas cookies for over 20 years. They are so yummy with lots of vanilla flavor.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Cutout cookies are a favorite at Christmas and this is a simple recipe your family will love. The cookies have a delicious buttery vanilla flavor. They're tasty on their own but go crazy with decorating too. A fun cookie to have kids help in the kitchen with.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1 Review
serves Hungry cookie lovers
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For christmas vanilla butter cutouts

  • 2 2/3 - 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make christmas vanilla butter cutouts

Test Kitchen Tips
To make these even easier to make, roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper before cutting. Cut the shapes out on the parchment paper. Then remove the dough around the cutouts. You can bake the cookies directly on parchment paper if you'd prefer.
  • Butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
    1
    Cream butter and sugar.
  • Eggs and vanilla added to the bowl.
    2
    Blend in egg and vanilla.
  • Flour added to the bowl.
    3
    Add flour and mix well.
  • Dough wrapped in plastic wrap ready to chill.
    4
    Cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  • Rolling out the cookie dough.
    5
    Roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cutting shapes out of the cookie dough.
    6
    Cut out shapes with your favorite cookie cutters.
  • Cookies on a baking sheet.
    7
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Cookies with the edges slightly brown.
    8
    Bake at 375 degrees until light brown (about 8 min).
  • Decorating the cooled cookies.
    9
    Ice when cooled with your favorite vanilla cookie glaze or icing.
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