The Best Christmas Cut-Out Recipe Ever

I know I usually post a healthy recipe makeover.  But it’s Christmas and it’s okay to splurge a little every once in awhile.  I haven’t found a good low fat sugar cookie recipe anyway.  It is “all natural” ingredients at least!  

(Pic from a few years ago.  We are baking ours later this week.)

Christmas Cut Out Cookies
Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter *better taste w/ butter*

1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla (organic)
2 eggs
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
(all ingredients should be at room temperature)


Directions:
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. 
Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.

Add dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until combined. Use hands if necessary so dough holds together.  
Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick on floured surface.  Cut cookies into desired shapes and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 6-8 minutes or until very light golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Frost and decorate once cooled.  

Makes about 4 dozen 2 – 2 1/2 inch cookies
*I tend to make a lot less.  But I also make them thicker than 1/8 inch and bigger than 2 inches.

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