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
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)

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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