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Thanks for sharing this recipe! The basics of this recipe were really good. However, to make a perfect cookie, you need to add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Also, make sure your egg is at room temperature. Make sure you don't over-mix the flour. Also, it's best to chill for at least 30 minutes, as I was unable to keep the dough together at room temperature. I had to roll my cookies a little thicker because they kept breaking apart. Once those adjustments are made, this cookie is amazing. I also made the best icing. My son's entire class gobbled these up. With these minor changes, this is the best butter cookies I have ever made! Thanks!

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misslady482 December 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing this recipe. My grandchildren were over and I wanted to make some cut out cookies I did not have to refrigerate. When I saw this recipe and read that you never refrigerated them, I gave them a try. They came out great. The grandkids loved decorating them and they tasted good as well. I followed the recipe as written, except I halved it. Thanks again for sharing. (I plan to add a picture of their creations.)

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Lighthouse Rita December 12, 2011
Old-Fashioned Cut out Frosted Butter Cookies