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Cut Out Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Cut Out Cookies, by , is from The Rushton Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nell Rushton McGilberry
Added: Sunday, July 8, 2007


3 c. sifted all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 c. butter (2 sticks) BUTTER is much better than margarine
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 & 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 T. melted butter or margarine
1 & 1/2 T. hot water
food coloring as desired
various decorations as desired

Sift flour, baking powder, and soda into a mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture looks like corn meal. Beat eggs, add sugar and beat well.
Combine flour and butter mixture with eggs and sugar and mix. Chill dough.Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured board. Cut with cutters and place on buttered cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 375 for 6 - 8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Frosting: Combine sugar, butter, and water and stir until well blended. Blend in desired coloring. Frost
cookies and decorate as desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 3 dozen (Depends on the size of the cookie cutters used )
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These taste like old fashioned tea cakes. They
are the best cut-out cookies I have ever made.
I hope you enjoy making and eating them as
much as my family has.
Tommy loved to decorate them when he was
young. They make great Christmas trees. We
spead them with green frosting and then he
added "decorations".
They are good for any special occasion. The
frosting can be tinted any color and you can
use colored sugar, sprinkles, etc. Be creative!




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