Great cookies, helped me fill a childhood void (my mother didn't bake for the holidays, although she was very fond of pouring sherry on pound cake). These were subtly sweet instead of coma-inducing sweet, which I greatly appreciated. It took a while for me to get the hang of these; I learned that you need to work quickly so the dough doesn't warm up very much. Other than that, the recipe is very forgiving, thank goodness! Mine were done in 7 minutes. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.
Yummmmm. Cut out cookies are a tradition at our place during the holidays. The 3 year old great grandaughter says "these are the best cookies she's ever made". We've added it to our must have for the holidays.
These cookies are so yummy. I baked them 9 minutes and they were ready. Thanks Diner :) Made for PRMR tag game
WOW, I'm truly torn on how to rate this. First. the cookies are delicious. I baked for 6 1/2 mins, at which time they were a perfect soft golden color around the edges. They are soft centered and very "toothsome" and keep calling you back for another. I'm more than satisfied with the end result however I did have problems with the dough being to soft. I kept the dough in the fridge for 24 hrs, set up the work place and had everything ready before removing it from the fridge. I cut a piece of dough from the chilled ball and roller it at once using a marble rolling pin on a smooth ceramic tile surface. It rolled beautifully but it was still to soft for the cut outs to be lifted from the tile. They tore and couldn't hold the heart shape that I had cut them into. I ended up hand rolling pieces onto balls and rolling them in sugar. I flattened the sugared balls once on the baking sheet. I did add a pinch of vanillin but I can't imagine that that would cause the problem. I would make these again because they are so good but I will just plan to make them as round cookies.*EDIT*: I know why the dough didn't remain firm enough to work with, I used a non-hyrodgenated margarine instead of real butter! I'm upping the rating to 5 stars because they are totally worth it , just be sure to use BUTTER, lol.
This is a great cookie dough recipe. It's not a sweet dough which is great in that it allows for a liberal amount of frosting or sprinkles. The only change I made was to shape it into 4 disc shapes and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap before refridgerating (I froze two of them for later use). Great for any holiday, we will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)