I got a cookie cutter set for Christmas and I have never actually made cookies. I want to give it a try but I don't know what recipes are easy. I want something designed to work best for cookie cutters. Any suggestions?
I don't know the recipe I use off the top of my head but it is almost identically to this one:
1 ½ cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely before decorating.
I'll put the link to the page below this. You just want to use any recipe where the cookies don't "puff up" too much otherwise you lose the shape from the cutout.
I am not a baker so I have no idea. The one posted above sounds like a good one but again, I don't bake. You could always buy premade dough at the store and just flatten it our instead of slicing it. I have done this before and they came out great. I had no other choice as I do not know how to bake anything from scratch!
I don't bake either! I have tried and failed so I have given up. I am trying to practice cooking. I know how to make some stuff and want to get better at it.
This is the easiest one, hands down and only 5 ingredients:
I have made them myself. My sister was not feeling good this past Christmas so I did some of the baking to help out.
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