Swirled Christmas Cut-Outs

Swirled Christmas Cut-Outs
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Tint the cookie dough and make festive Christmas cut-out cookies.
1:00
Prep Time
3:20
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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

  1. Combine butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, orange juice and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough into thirds; set aside one-third. Place remaining thirds into separate bowls. Tint dough in bowls, starting with small amount of gel food color, to desired shade of red and green dough, adding additional food color, if necessary.
  3. Shape each dough into ball; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.
  4. Heat oven to 400°F.
  5. Drop tablespoon-size pieces of dough from each color, working with half of each dough color (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), 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.
  6. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with coarse grain sugar, if desired. Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
9g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
40mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Everyone loved them so much I had to make them twice.

Rating

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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