Holiday Cutout Cookies

The only limit to these fun cutouts is your cookie cutter collection and your imagination! If you prefer crisp cookies, sprinkle with coloured sugar before baking and skip the frosting.

Christmas cookie recipes - Holiday cutout cookiesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
120cookies 20minutes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
120cookies 20minutes
Cook Time
Portions: cookies
Portions: cookies
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough into four portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate, covered, overnight or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in. holiday cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake until edges are lightly brown, 5-7 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough cream to reach a spreading consistency. If desired, beat in food colouring. Frost and decorate cookies as desired.
Recipe Notes

Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers and decorate as desired.

1 cookie: 87 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.