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Calling Bird Cut-Out Cookies
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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


1/4 cup light corn syrup

2 teaspoons water


Sliced almonds


How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  4. STEP 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. STEP 5

    Bake 6-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. While warm, brush again with corn syrup mixture; sprinkle with sugar. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    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.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easier clean up.

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