This cut-out butter cookie recipe is simple and delicious. A perfect holiday treat!
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add milk, egg and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with assorted 2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Bake as directed above. 2 1/2 dozen.
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I have used this recipe for years! everyone always request these at Christmas time!
I don't always add 3 full cups of flour, I usually take the last 1/2 cup and add it slowly as you do not want them too dry.
I made this recipe to use for a baby shower cookie assortment and the cookies were perfect! Great texture, easy to cut out and did not spread out while baking. I added a touch of almond flavor to the batter. This will be my go-to recipe from now on.
Is it unsalted or salted butter for this recipe and for the sugar cookie recipe?
Hi Helen, you can use either salted or unsalted in this recipe. Happy baking!
I chilled the dough and it was great! Rolled out perfect. I add a splash of Watkins lemon or almond flavoring to the recipe, since these are favorite flavors in our house. Perfect cookies every time! My grandchildren & great-grandchildren will have no problem cutting out Christmas cookies with this recipe.
Mine seemed to be initially biscuit or cracker like but seemed to soften a bit afterward and when they were iced, and I was actually a little sorry that I didn't leave them in the oven another minute or so longer. But having issues is nothing new to these type of cookies.