Holiday Cut-out Sugar Cookies

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Holiday Cut-out Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
10 min/baking sheet
Yield
30 cookies
Recipe by: Sarah D. for Eggland's Best

Make these for other holidays by switching up the cookie cutters.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 Eggland's Best Eggs (large)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 cups white flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup Eggland's Best Liquid Egg Whites 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • small squeeze of lemon juice

Nutrition

Serving Size
1 cookie
Calories
217
Fat
11 g
  Saturated Fat
6 g
Cholesterol
26 mg
Sodium
190 mg
Carbohydrates
26 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
3 g
Preparation

Cookies

In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy and pale in color.

Add in the eggs, vanilla, and sour cream and mix until combined.

Add the baking powder, salt, and flour (one cup at a time), mixing until everything is evenly incorporated.

Cover and chill the dough – preferably overnight for best results.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a ¼ or ½ inch thickness.

Cut into holiday shapes with a cookie cutter.

Transfer cookies to a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and move cookies to a rack to cool.

Frosting

In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until fluffy.

Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, and mix until combined.

Add the salt, egg whites, vanilla and lemon juice and beat until ingredients are incorporated.

Spread over cooled cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar, and serve immediately.

Filed Under: Dessert, Christmas

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