Butter Cut Out Cookies

These butter cut out cookies are melt in your mouth delicious! Use your favorite cut out and decorations to suit your theme or party.

Photo by David M.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4

    cups flour

  • 1 1/4

    cups sugar

  • 1/8

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2

    pound butter

  • 8

    egg yolks

  • 1

    tablespoon lemon juice

  • Zest of small lemon

  • 2

    egg yolks for topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Sift together flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add butter and work into flour mixture. Mix lightly & quickly with hands. Will feel grainy. Make a well in the center and add eggs, rind, and lemon juice. Mix well until the mixture leaves the sides of the bowls. Remove from bowl and work until smooth on a floured surface. Roll out on floured surface in circle and use small holiday cookie cutters. Transfer cutouts to cookie sheet. Beat the 2 egg yolks separately with 1 teaspoon water. Use this to paint the top of cut outs. Before this dries, sprinkle with colored sugar crystals. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden on the edges.

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