Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cut Out Cookies

I have been baking these cookies for longer than I can remember. These were my favorites when I was a little girl.


Place 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of sugar and 2 tsp. of vanilla.



Add 1 egg and beat until fluffy.


Put the paddle on your mixer.


Beat in 1/8 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. of baking powder and 3 cups of flour.


Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.


Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. They should just be starting to brown on the bottom.


Let them cool on racks. Then stack them and make a confectioners sugar glaze. Mix confectioners sugar with milk to a spreading consistency.


You can tint the glaze if you wish. I finish them off with sanding sugar.


15 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Long time since I ate that kind of cookies and I really can't remember how they taste, but I know I ate lots of them :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Amish Stories said...

Another great recipe October, and cookies in general seem to be a long standing tradition for most folks. Richard

laurie said...

beautiful, the touch of silver makes them just perfect.! I made thimble cookies last night and as I said in my post, 7 dozen.
I felt like i was baking like you, in large quantities!

Pricilla said...

I don't know if my comment went through or not...blogger! OY!

You and your daughter have been very busy!

injoyinmylife said...

Another beautiful cookie from !!! Looks yummy.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow they look such fun. Diane

Robin Larkspur said...

Gorgeous!! I will take 5 dozen please!! lol!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

This will be my next batch of cookies. They are beatiful. Like you I love a simple cookie. Simple is all I can handle right now!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Silver bells! Ting-a-ling-a-ling!

Marigold said...

Do visions of sugarplums dance in your head at night? ")

Barbara F. said...

These look beautiful buttery and delicious....I could feast here all day!!! I admire your energy level. I wish I could boost mine up a few notches. xo

edenhills said...

I'm actually going to try and make cookies when I get my goat cookie cutter! I can hardly wait, and this would be a good recipe to try.

TARYTERRE said...

I would not tint the glaze. They look beautiful in white.

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Joyce, in counting all the good things in my life, I have to say I love your blog. I tried so many of your recipes and the pictures are a feast as well. Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Jeffrey and Juli said...

What is the shape of the cookie in the first picture? The bells, I "get". But can't figure out what the first shape is!

Thanks! -Juli