The Best Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs W/ Icing
- Ready In:
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 7 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- food coloring
- In a very large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
- Add butter, sugar, evaporated milk and mix well.
- Add a tiny amount of water to the baking soda (just enough to stir) and add to the bowl.
- Sift flour and baking powder together; blend gradually into cookie mixture.
- Chill until easily handled.
- Grease and flour cookie sheets.
- Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Ice cooled cookies Icing: Sift powdered sugar into a bowl.
- Add evaporated milk and vanilla, mix well.
- Add food color if desired.
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I will second scrmnmimione in that this dough was very tough! I did chill the dough, but only after rolling it out between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and even then the dough was very difficult to roll out. I cannot imagine trying to roll it out after it was chilled. I like nutmeg quite a bit, so I didn't hesitate to add the stated amount. I followed the recipe, other than halving it, and got 61 2-inch round cookies. The cookies, after cooling, were hard. I measured them against the cookie cutter I used and they gained about an 1/8" all the way around for a total of about 1/4" in spread. The dough smelled strange for a sugar cookie, though not bad. After the first bite, I told my husband they tasted like something else, but I couldn't place it. He said fortune cookies, and he was right! They are hard like and taste like fortune cookies. Not what I was looking for in a sugar cookie cut-out at all.
Just made these for the first time. Very easy to roll out. Couldn't figure out if the nutmeg was really an ingredient???? Didn't use it. Cookies held their shape. A little on the bland side. I also added a little almond extract with the vanilla..got about 40 cookies using a large Wilton Snowman cutter.
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