Cut-out Cookies

This is a cookie I’ve made practically my whole life, and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t posted this recipe yet. I typically make these for Christmas, but if you use different cookie cutters, you can use this recipe for Valentine’s, St. Patty’s Day, Halloween, etc. Enjoy!

Cut-out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Mom
Makes 12 dozen cookies (144) Make different shapes for Christmas, Valentine’s, St. Patty’s, Halloween, etc.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Spectrum organic shortening
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Cream butter and shortening and add sugar gradually.

2. Add eggs and beat well.

3. Blend in sifted dry ingredients and vanilla.

4. Chill dough 3 hours or overnight.

5. Roll dough to 1/8 – 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.

6. Bake at 400 on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes.

7. Let cool on wire racks. Frost and decorate.

Nutritional info (per cookie):
Calories: 32.0
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 5.7 mg
Sodium: 13.3 mg
Potassium: 5.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 4.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
Sugars: 1.7 g
Protein: 0.5 g

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