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Perfect Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with the neat egg

Perfect Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with the neat egg

This dough rolls out perfectly to create the most festive cut-out sugar cookies.  Unleash your creativity and decorate with icing and all the sprinkles!

 

SERVINGS: Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.

 

INGREDIENTS:

¾ cup butter

¾ cup sugar

1 neat egg, prepared according to package instructions

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 ¼ cups flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

Extra flour for rolling

Cookie icing and sprinkles for decorating

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add the neat egg, and extracts and mix until incorporated.  In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix just until combined, do not over mix.  Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Once chilled, roll the dough out on a floured surface to ¼” thickness.  Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.  Place on the parchment lined cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.  Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting into shapes until all the dough is used.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.  Cool completely then use your creativity and decorate!  Have fun!