Throughout the month of December, we love to turn up the Christmas music, drag out the baking supplies and bake cookies to celebrate the holiday season. My children love to search through the box of cookie cutters to find the perfect shape for their individual cut-outs. They delight in combing through the baking cabinet for all of the colorful sprinkles and sugars as our tasty treats bake in the oven. These moments create the memories for a lifetime. I hope you enjoy the holiday baking season while making wonderful memories with your family.
Melt In Your Mouth Christmas Cut-Outs
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup canola oil
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp almond extract
4 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter, oil, and sugars
Add eggs and extract; beat well
Mix in remaining dry ingredients
Form into a disk and chill for 1 hour
Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes with cookie cutters
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges.
Cool completely and glaze cookies with powdered sugar glaze
4 thoughts on “Melt In Your Mouth Christmas Cut-Outs”
These look very light – and filled with delicious almond essence. Scrumptious!
Yes, they are light and flavorful. I have tastes many different sugar cookie recipes over the years and this one is probably my favorite. Although, one of my friends puts cream cheese in her sugar cookies and they taste just wonderful. Thanks again, for all of your wonderful comments, Shanna Warm Regards, Linda
Cream cheese – how interesting – sounds delicious. I put cream cheese in the dough for my rugelach cookies and it is quite tasty. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday, Linda! – Shanna