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Cut Out Cookies

Cutout Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

Icing

  1. 4 cups powdered sugar
  2. 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  3. 1/3 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Cookies: In a large mixing bowl with electric beaters, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and beat until combined.
  3. Add sour cream and lemon extract; mix until blended.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to cream mixture with mixer on low speed. Dough will be soft.
  5. Chill dough thoroughly in refrigerator, 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes and place one inch apart on lightly buttered cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes. (Cookies will be very light in color.)
  8. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Icing: Combine icing ingredients; frost cookies and decorate as desired.

Yield: 7 dozen

Reprinted with permission from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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