Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Create several decorated holiday cookies with just one simple round cookie cutter.
Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk and almond flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 to 3 hours until firm.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 2/3 cup butter, vanilla and enough whipping cream for desired frosting consistency in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Reserve a portion of white frosting. Tint remaining portions of frosting with desired food colors. Spread or pipe frosting as desired.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I ice the cookies with white icing & after it sets up, I make green icing & design a Christmas tree ontop of the white icing and then use miniature M& M's as ornaments. They are so cute & adorable!!!
Glad you had this recipe posted - I lost my copy. Over 34 years ago, I ordered a set of cookie cutters from Land O Lakes. It came with this recipe and I have used it ever since. Excellent!
Most good things take a long time. These were great.
My grandaughter and I made these. It is a hit. Will be making these "HER" christmas cookie to bake for Christmas's to come.
This recipe takes too long!!!
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Every year around this time, I start to panic a little. How am I ever going to decide what cookies to bake for the holiday season?! Do I stick with the classics or try something new? How many can we eat at our house (more than I care to admit…but cookies count as part of a balanced breakfast, right?) Without self-restraint, I could probably make a dozen different kinds!
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