Decorated Cut-Out Cookies Without Frosting

Recipe by CarrolJ
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 12-15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (17 1/2 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 13
    cup cream cheese, softened in microwave for 45 seconds
  • 1
  • 1
    teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3
    tablespoons cake flour
  • food coloring
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until they form a ball.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Remove 1/4 to 1/3 of the dough and set it aside in a sealed container.
  • Color the remaining cookie dough with green food coloring to desired color shade.
  • Roll cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Cut trees with a tree shaped cookie cutter and remove the outside pieces of dough. (knead outside pieces into a ball so that you can redo this same process on the next cookie sheet).
  • Taking out the portion which you set aside in step #2, divide it up into small groups depending on the number of colors you want your balls/garland to be.
  • Color each small group with food coloring and add tiny amounts of milk until it gets to the consistency that it can be piped through a pastry/decorating bag.
  • Pipe your balls/and or garland colored cookie dough unto the unbaked trees. Bake in a preheated oven to 375 degrees Farenheit for about 12 minutes.
  • You will have beautifully decorated cookies without the added frosting and everyone will wonder how you did it.
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