Calling Bird Cut-Out Cookies

Almond Cut-Out Cookies Recipe
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These almond feathered cut-out cookies have a sweet glaze and sprinkling of sugar -- elegant and easy.
1:00
Prep Time
3:35
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 cup
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
orange juice
1 teaspoon
baking powder
2 teaspoons
almond extract

Glaze

1/4 cup
light corn syrup
2 teaspoons
water

Decoration

Sliced almonds
Sugar

Directions

  1. Combine all cookie ingredients in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes).
  2. Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).
  3. Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3 to 4-inch bird-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
  4. Stir together corn syrup and water in small bowl. Lightly brush corn syrup mixture over cookies. Arrange almonds on cookies to resemble wing and tail feathers.
  5. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove from cookie sheets. While warm, brush again with corn syrup mixture; sprinkle with sugar. Cool completely.

Recipe Tips

- For traditional cut-out cookies, omit glaze and decorations; decorate as desired with decorator sugars or frosting.

- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easier clean up.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
90
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Protein
2g
Fat
5g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

My mother had some old cookie cutters & one was a bird. So decided to use different colors for the birds I made. For the eyes I put dry fruit or candy. The icing I used was different colors, like red,blue, yellow & white. They came out real nice.

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