Sugar Cookie Cut Outs

From WHITE LILY

Makes 36 cookies

 

These pretty cookie cut-outs will brighten up any occasion…pick your favorite cookie cutters to match the holiday or celebration.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups WHITE LILY Enriched Bleached All-Purpose Flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar, divided

6 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup all-vegetable shortening

1 large egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

You’ll also need your favorite cookie cutters (2 1/2-inch)

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Beat 3/4 cup sugar, butter, and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Divide in half. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill several hours or overnight.

2.Heat oven to 375 degrees.

3.Roll half the dough at a time on floured pastry cloth, or other floured surface, to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Gently transfer to ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with remaining 1/4 cup sugar or decorate as desired.

4.Bake 7 to 8 minutes, or until edges are light brown. Cool on wire rack.

 

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