Thick Cut-Out Cookie

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Recipe by Cathleen Colbert

I was looking for a recipe similar to the cutouts made by Cheryl's Cookies. I found this one on Allrecipes.com. It makes BIG cookies, so use a small cutter. The flavor was OK, but still not what I was looking for. I halved the recipe and got fewer than 2 dozen cookies using a 3" cutter. I iced them with royal icing and covered them in gold sprinkles. I also used plastic wrap to roll out the dough. It keeps the table and my rolling pin clean and gives the cookies a smooth finish. Use parchment paper on the baking sheets for easy clean up.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture.
  5. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour.
  6. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on to the greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. To make frosting, mix together the confectioners' sugar, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.
  11. Gradually add enough hot water to achieve a spreadable consistency.

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