Blue Ribbon Winner Holiday Cutout Cookies

Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Cut-out dough that is soft and easy to work with. Extremely light and thin with a unique almond flavor. Cream of tartar gives them a crispy snap like a European cookie. Frost and decorate for all the special occasions throughout the year. If desired, sprinkle with sugar decorations before baking. Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream shortening and butter with powdered sugar til light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time til incorporated; mixing well; add extracts til blended.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda and cream of tartar in separate bowl. Stir with whip until well blended.
  4. Add dry mixture to batter; mixing just until incorporated and creamy. Do not overbeat.
  5. Chill in bowl for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Roll out on lightly floured board or between Saran Wrap sheets.
  7. Cut out and transfer to lightly greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbrown. Edges should be very light brown.
  9. Leave on cookie sheet exactly one minute before transferring to cooling rack. The cookie should have a crisp melt in your mouth texture.
  10. Souce: Blue Ribbon Winner Cookie Entry Minnesota State Fair 1987.

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