Holiday Swirled Cut-Outs

Holiday Swirled Cut-Outs

Tint the cookie dough and make festive holiday cut-out cookies.

60 min.prep time 3:20total time
4 dozen cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Red and green gel food colors
White coarse grain sugar, if desired

Directions

Combine butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, orange juice and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds; set aside one-third. Place remaining thirds into separate small bowls. Starting with small amount of gel food color, tint dough in bowls to desired shade of red and green dough, adding additional food color, if necessary.

Shape each dough into a ball; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).

Heat oven to 400°F. Working with half of each dough color (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), drop tablespoon-size pieces of dough from each color onto lightly floured surface in random pattern with dough touching. Roll out dough pieces to 1/4-inch thickness, forming marbled design. Cut with 2- or 3-inch cookie cutters.

Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with coarse grain sugar, if desired. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14577©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are the best tasting cookies. The colored swirls with pearlized sprinkles make them the most beautiful cookies on your cookie tray.

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