By Linda's Busy Kitchen on December 06, 2007
Photo by Linda's Busy Kitchen
Photo by Linda's Busy Kitchen
"Grab your holiday cookie cutters and get busy on these wonderful cookies!!! The kids will enjoy making these cookies as much as they like eating them! YUM! Use your favorite icing, frosting, or glaze on them, then decorate or sprinkle some jimmy's or holiday sprinkles or candies on them! You can make these for any holiday party, but they are good anytime! ALSO: A trick I learned when doing sugar cookies, is to flour your cookie cutters if you notice the dough starting to stick to them when you are cutting them out. Just make sure you tap the cookie cutter after flouring, so you don't get too much on the cookies. ANOTHER TIP: When measuring flour, spoon tablespoonfuls into the measuring cup and DO NOT pack down. DO NOT scoop flour from the flour bag or container holding flour, as you don't get the right measurements, and your cookie dough will come out dry and crumbly. ( I got this tip for world famous baker, Nick Malgieri, at a cooking show in Chapel Hill NC a few years ago)"
Serving Size: 1 (1081 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I started making these and then realized I was out of white flour, so I used all whole wheat flour in this. Since I know ww flour can dry a recipe out I cut it down to only 3 cups, it still turned out a tad on the stiff side, but the upside is that I did not have to chill the dough before rolling out. The nuttiness of the whole wheat flour really gave these a nice flavor and my husband and kids loved them! Next time I will use ww flour again but cut it down to 2 1/2 cups, so they turn out a softer. Thanks for sharing!"
"Made these with our Girl Scout troop. Easy and fun!"
"I made these for our office this year. Every one loved them!! I had requests to share the recipe!!"
"We didn't have any problem making these cookies and they came out nice and tender and great flavored. When the flour is measured correctly like the recipe says, you can bet they can't be beat!"
"Thanks so much for the great recipe and the tips about spooning out the flour - my previous cut-out cookies were a bust and I believe now it was due to the flour issue - I can see how spooning like suggested would allow the flour to be at it's best."
"I rolled these a little thinner then the cookies in the picture and they were delicious! I had lots of fun decorating them with frosting and Christmas jimmies!"
"Following Diva's advice I added finely grated orange peel to mine and they came out so delicious! We had so much fun making them and decorating them with glaze and holiday sprinkles! I rolled the dough out a little thinner and it worked fine for us. Thanks for sharing!"
"We all thought these cookies were great!!! My DD's used Halloween cookie cutters and baked them, then decorated them with green, yellow and orange frosting, and then sprinkled with Halloween jimmies and crushed Halloween M&M's."
"Add 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel and 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon or orange extract to step 2 for delicious flavored cookies! I did let the dough chill before rolling to make them easier to work with. These cookies were a great addition to my cookie plates this year Linda! Arlene"
"These were not amazing sugar cookies, but they were still a good cookie! It is important to roll the dough thick so you can keep the cookie soft. also I realized AFTER i finished baking and cookie-cutting that it would have been much easier if i refrigerated the dough before cookie-cutting as it was very hard to work with when using cookie cutters but if you just want basic circular cookies than no refrigeration is needed, just spoon them onto the pan!"