Granny's Cut out Cookies

Total Time
2hrs 6mins
2 hrs
6 mins

My grandmother's recipe for amazing cut outs. It's a tricky dough, but worth it in the end. They taste amazing with a buttercream icing. DO NOT USE MARGARINE! I have found that using margarine or butter in place of shortening makes the dough even trickier to handle.

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  1. Chill overnight.
  2. Roll out to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. You'll need plenty of flour on the surface to keep the dough from sticking.
  3. Cut out cookies with your favorite cookie cutters.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes.