Holiday Cut-Out Cookies

  • Servings: dozen cookies
  • Serving Size: 8
  • Nutrition: See Below
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 Minutes

Ingredients

  • COOKIES
  • 4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • FROSTING
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Food color
  • Colored sugar or decorator sprinkles

Instructions

  • COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sweetened condensed milk and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar, egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture gradually. Beat on low speed until combined. Divide dough into fourths. Wrap each with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours.
  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat cookie sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle counter surface with powdered sugar. Roll out one portion of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Chill and reroll dough as needed.
  • BAKE 7 to 9 minutes or until very light brown around edges. Cool.
  • For Frosting: COMBINE powdered sugar, salt, butter and extract until blended. Stir in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Add food color, if desired. Spread on cookies. Top with colored sugar or decorator sprinkles.
  • STAINED-GLASS COOKIES
  • PREPARE and roll dough as above. Line cookie sheets with foil. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Cut out holes for "stained glass" effect in each cookie with small cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. Fill holes with crushed hard candies in various colors.
  • BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until candy has melted. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cookies carefully from foil.
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