Cut-Out Cookies make the best gift to bring to family & friends for any occasion. They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Get creative with different shapes and decorations.
Is there a kid around (or a kid at heart) who wouldn’t gobble up these cookies dipped into chocolate?
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Cut-Out Butter Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour+ a little more for dusting
- 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons (20 grams) vanilla sugar
- 1 stick+ 6 tablespoons (200 grams) cold butter cut into cubes
- 1 large egg
*Optional* for a chocolate dip:
*Optional* for sugar frosting:
- 3 tablespoons 45 ml milk
- 2 cups (240 grams) powdered sugar
- a few drops of natural food coloring
- Place flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, and butter in the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixture is the texture of a coarse meal.
- With the motor running, add the egg to the food processor. Process just until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky then add a spoon of flour. If it is too dry, then add a spoonful of water.
- Flatten the dough into a disc and put it in a plastic bag. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1-2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 320°F/160°C.
- Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
- On a floured surface, roll out the doug to about a ½-inch (1 cm) thickness (relatively thick so that they do not break).
- Cut out as many cookies as you can and place them spaced out on prepared sheet pans.
- Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, until golden at the bottom.
- Let cookies cool completely, preferably on a cooling rack.
- Once the cookies have cooled, you can move on to icing and decorating them!
- *Optional* chocolate frosting:
- In a small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate and oil in 20 seconds intervals, until melted and smooth. Dip half of each cooled cookie into melted chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles and place on waxed/parchment paper until chocolate is set.
- *Optional* sugar frosting:
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk milk, powdered sugar, and a few drops of food coloring. Add a tiny bit more milk if it's too thick.
- Using a teaspoon or a piping bag, frost the cookies and add some sprinkles if desired. Let the cookies sit for an hour at room temperature (until the frosting dries and forms a thin crust).
- Serve them right away, or store them in airtight containers.