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    Elk and Other Animal Cut out Cookies

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    20 mins

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    Lalaloula's Note:

    This is a lovely recipe for plain cut-out cookies. They have a yummy vanilla taste and the dough is super easy to work with. Cut out any shapes you like and decorate them with whatever strikes your fancy. Please note that a 30 min. cooling time is not include in prep time. Yield of cookies will vary according to the size of your cookie cutters. I got 7 large elks and about 15 small ones.

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    • 125 g butter, cut into pieces
    • 250 g flour
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar (or use regular sugar and add some vanilla)
    • 70 g sugar
    • 1 egg (medium)

    Optional Decorations

    • currants (for the eyes)
    • colored sprinkles
    • royal icing or coloured icing
    • melted chocolate


    1. 1
      In a big bowl combine butter pieces, flour, vanilla sugar, sugar and egg. Knead into a smooth dough. Wrap dough into cling film and refrigerated for 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough quite thinly (about 3 mm thick).
    3. 3
      Cut out elks or other shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and place on a paper-lined baking sheet. If you like attach a currant to each elk for eyes.
    4. 4
      Bake in the pre-heated oven at 190°C/375°F for 8-12 minutes or until just slightly browned around the edges.
    5. 5
      Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire-rack to cool completely.
    6. 6
      Now you can add any decorations you might like to add. I used some eggnog flavoured icing dipping the cookies into it and attaching a chocolate chip as an eye afterwards.
    7. 7
      Let dry.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2011


      These cookies are a lot easier to make than the cutout cookies I make at Christmas! My DSs helped and chose airplanes, trains, firetrucks and big trucks for their shapes. Thy do not care for frosted cookies so overloaded them with sprinkles! I managed to sneak one on the pan with vert few sprinkles so I can taste the cookie itself. They are light and I like that they are crisp since we rolled them thin. Will make these again! Made for Everyday Holiday.

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    • on December 17, 2010


      These are perfect sugar cookies; enough flavour to be delicious and still let the icing shine. We use icing sugar mixed with a bit of milk and then we add fruit colours. We got 38 cookies in all kinds of shapes. The dough came together well after about 5 min of kneeding. I found it easier to work with 1/2 the dough at a time after removing the dough from the fridge.

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    Nutritional Facts for Elk and Other Animal Cut out Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (494 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.7
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.3 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 18.1 mg
    Sodium 38.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 1.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vanilla sugar

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