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Grandma Casper's Old Fashioned Butter Cut Out Cookies Recipe

Here's a truly old fashioned recipe, straight from Grandma's kitchen. This cut out cookie recipe is most popular to make Christmas cookies. Try them for cut out cookies for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Easter and any other occasion.

From the Kitchen of: Grandma Casper

Yield: 6-7 dozen cut out cookies


Old Fashioned Butter Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup margarine, set out to soften

  • 3/4 cups sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 egg, unbeaten

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla


Old Fashioned Butter Cookie Directions:

  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  2. Cream together well, the margarine and sugar.

  3. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Mix together well.

  4. Gradually add in the flour mixture. Add 1/4 at a time and mix together with a big spoon.

  5. Chill dough overnight.

  6. Preheat oven to 40 degrees.

  7. Take chilled dough from the refrigerator and divide in two.

  8. Roll out the dough to the thickness that you like for your cut out cookies. Use your favorite cutouts.

  9. Put cookies onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  10. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, depending upon thickness.

  11. Allow to cool.

  12. Use your favorite frosting recipe and decorate with colored sugars and candy balls.






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