Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutouts

Nancy Maiorana


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

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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.

Tip: 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 the parchment paper if you'd prefer. The Test Kitchen


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Hungry cookie lovers
20 Min
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How to Make Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutouts


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Blend in egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour and mix well.
  4. Cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  5. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Cut out shapes with your favorite cookie cutters.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees until light brown (about 8 min).
  9. Ice when cooled with your favorite vanilla cookie glaze or icing.

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About Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutouts

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

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