Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cutout Cookies

This is our tried and true Cutout Cookie Recipe. Easy to mix, easy to handle and doesn't lose its shape when baking.


1 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
3-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of Love


Cream margarine and vanilla with mixer. Add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat continuously. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tarter together. Add the dry ingredients gradually, mixing on low speed.
Divide into 4 parts. Shape into a disk, wrap dough in plastic or wax paper and chill 3-4 hours.

On floured surface roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes (don't forget to dip the cutter in flour so it doesn't stick).
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 for 6-8 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.


4 cups powdered sugar
4 TBSP milk
2 TBSP Karo
Food coloring

Mix well. Add enough milk to make spreadable, a little runny. Divide into bowls, add coloring. Apply with small knife or place in small squeeze bottles with fine tips.  To layer icing when decorating, allow first layer to set (dry) before adding next color.
We usually double this recipe and make a couple batches!