Buttery Cut-Out Christmas Cookies

Recipe by Kozmic Blues
READY IN: 2hrs 7mins
YIELD: 42 cookies




  • Combine the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat at about medium speed until well combined and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Gradually add flour, and beat until well mixed, about 2-3 minutes more.
  • Divide dough in half, and wrap each on in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate until firm, at least two hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Roll out dough half on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick.
  • Keep the other half in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Cut out the shapes your prefer, using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter.
  • Place 1" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • (I lined my sheets with nonstick "release" foil).
  • If I'm making Christmas cookie shapes, I sprinkle the cookies with red, green, or multi-colored sugars before baking.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until edges are just slightly browned.
  • Note: I find 8 minutes is the magic number for my oven. These cookies may also be baked plain, and decorated with icings after they are cooled.