Star-Light Star-Bright Cut-Outs

Star-Light Star-Bright Cut-Outs

Jam filled cut-out cookies will be the highlight of your holiday cookie tray.

60 min.prep time 2:30total time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cookies

2/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup your favorite jam

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Food color
Decorator sugars and decorator candies

Directions

Combine butter and cream cheese in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add sugar, egg, lemon peel and lemon juice; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking soda and salt; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Divide dough in half; shape each half into ball. Flatten each ball slightly. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Place 1/4 teaspoon jam in center of each cookie; spread slightly. Top with another cookie. Gently press edges to seal.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Combine 1/4 cup butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint frosting with food color, if desired; frost and decorate cookies.

TIP: Store between sheets of waxed paper in covered containers.

TIP: Traditional cut-out cookies can be made from this dough. Omit jam filling.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 120

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9144B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made a great hit at a party . lost the recipe but am glad to have again. When you use jelly between place cookies at an angle and dust with powdered sugar.

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