“Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts”


“Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts”

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Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup of Sugar

Alternative: 1/2 cup of Splenda blend

1 egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Frosting:

3 3/4 cups of confectioner’s sugar

1/3 cup of water

4 teaspoon meringue powder

Assorted colors of liquid food coloring

Alternative to this frosting recipe use:

Sugar Free Vanilla Frosting

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Directions:

In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture.

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Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.

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On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 to 1/4 in. thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2 in. cookie cutters.

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Place 1 inch apart on ungreased or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to a wire cooler rack.

For Frosting, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, low speed just until combined. Beat on high for 4 minutes or until soft peaks form. Cover frosting with damp paper towels or plastic wrap between uses.

Working quickly, spread or pipe frosting over cookies, let dry at room temperature for several hours or until firm. Use small new paintbrushes or toothpicks and food coloring to make designs on the cookies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.

Alternative Icing:

Use Sugar Free Frosting

and make your own designs!

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From my Kitchen and Home to Yours!

Enjoy and Have fun making your own design of “Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts!”

The Domestic Diva

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