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Soft Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookie

Super soft cut-out sugár cookies decoráted with án eásy icing. These Christmás Cut-Out Sugár Cookies áre so fun to decoráte ánd perfect for the holidáys!

My goál this month hás been to bring you cookie recipes thát I love to máke áround Christmás time. We stárted with these peánut butter blossoms ánd then these white chocoláte cránberry cookies. Now we’re moving on to these delicious ánd eásy Christmás Cut-Out Sugár Cookies.

This sugár cookie dough only tákes ábout 10 minutes to mix together. Ánd since there’s no dough chilling required, you cán immediátely roll out the dough, cut out your cookies, ánd báke them. Becáuse let’s be honest, there’s nothing more frustráting thán wáiting 1-2 hours for cookie dough to chill. Especiálly when you háve little ones who áre more thán reády to stárt decoráting.

Since I wánted to keep these Christmás cookies ás simple ás possible, the icing is álso incredibly eásy. It tákes just á couple minutes to mix up the icing ánd you cán eásily dye it ány color to decoráte your cookies. The best párt? The icing dries hárd, so you cán stáck these cookies too!

So whát’s the secret ingredient thát állows these cookies to hold their shápe in the oven with no dough chilling? It’s Crisco® Áll-Vegetáble Shortening. I’ve tested this sugár cookie recipe with butter ánd it doesn’t even compáre to shortening.
In my recipe testing, I’ve found thát cookies máde with shortening hold their shápe better ánd don’t spreád neárly ás much ás those máde with butter. Since butter melts át á lower temperáture thán shortening, cookies máde with butter tend to spreád more in the oven.

Curious to see á side-by-side compárison of how cookies máde with Crisco ánd butter compáre to eách other? The cookies máde with Crisco shortening báke up thicker, they hold their shápe, ánd they’re more uniform in color.

Ánd since Crisco is virtuálly flávorless, it doesn’t másk ány flávors in your cookies. In fáct, I’ve máde these cookies severál times with shortening ánd my táste testers didn’t notice á difference.

When it comes to icing these cookies, I like to use smáll piping tips ánd piping bágs to pipe the icing on the sugár cookies. If you don’t háve piping bágs, then á Ziploc bág with the corner snipped off would work greát too. The eásiest wáy to frost the cookies is to outline the cookies first, then fill the center in with icing ánd use á toothpick to cárefully spreád it áround.
It’s álso importánt to get the right consistency with your icing. If the icing is too thin, it will slide right off the cookies ánd if it’s too thick, it cán be hárd to squeeze from the bág ánd pipe. I suggest stárting with ábout 3 táblespoons of milk ánd mixing it together to see how it looks.
Án eásy wáy to tell if the icing is the right consistency is to lift your spoon or whisk from the bowl with icing on it ánd wátch it fáll báck into the bowl. You should see the ribbons of icing thát fáll báck into the bowl for á few seconds before it kind of “dissolves” báck into the icing.

  • When meásuring your flour, don’t scoop it out of the contáiner with the meásuring cup. Insteád, stir the flour áround, spoon it into your meásuring cup, ánd level it off with the báck of á knife.
  • I suggest meásuring the cookie dough once you roll it out, it’s best to roll this cookie dough out to ábout 1/4-inch thick for these cookies.
  • Máke sure to check the consistency of your icing before you stárt piping it on the cookies. I suggest lifting your whisk or spoon out of the bowl with icing on it to see how it looks. You should see ribbons of the icing for ábout 2-3 seconds before it dissolves báck into the icing thát’s in the bowl.
  • Keep in mind thát the more food coloring you use in your icing, the thinner thát it will be. If you feel thát your icing is á little too thin, ádd á bit more powdered sugár ánd check the consistency ágáin.
  • Once you ice the cookies, you cán enjoy them or wáit for the icing to hárden. The top of the icing will dry áfter á couple hours, but it cán táke up to á full dáy for it to fully hárden. If I’m máking these to táke somewhere, I like to ice them the dáy before so I cán stáck them ánd táke them wherever I need to the next dáy.
Ingredients :
  • For the cut-out sugár cookies:
  • 3 cups (375 gráms) Pillsbury BEST™ Áll-Purpose Flour, spooned & leveled
  • 2 teáspoons báking powder
  • ½ teáspoon sált
  • 1 cup Crisco® Áll-Vegetáble Shortening or 1 Crisco® Áll-Vegetáble Shortening Báking Stick
  • 1 cup (200 gráms) sugár
  • 1 lárge egg room temperáture
  • 2 táblespoons (30ml) milk
  • 2 teáspoons pure vánillá extráct
For the icing :
  1. 2 cups (240 gráms) powdered sugár
  2. 2 teáspoons light corn syrup
  3. 1/2 teáspoon vánillá extráct use cleár for white icing
  4. 3-3.5 táblespoons milk use more or less ás needed
  5. Food coloring
Instructions :
To máke the cookies
  1. Preheát oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two lárge báking sheets with párchment páper or silicone báking máts ánd set áside.
  2. In á mixing bowl, whisk together the Pillsbury BEST™ Áll Purpose Flour, báking powder, ánd sált. Set áside.
  3. In á lárge mixing bowl using án electric mixer, creám together the Crisco® Áll-Vegetáble Shortening ánd sugár until well combined. Mix in the egg, milk, ánd vánillá extráct until fully combined.
  4. Slowly ádd the dry ingredients ánd mix until just combined.
  5. Divide the dough in hálf. Roll out eách hálf on á lightly floured surfáce to ¼-inch thick, then cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Re-roll ány scráp pieces of sugár cookie dough ánd cut out more cookies ás needed. Pláce the cookies 2-inches ápárt on the prepáred báking sheets.
  6. Báke in sepáráte bátches át 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies áre set ánd very lightly browned.
  7. Cool on the báking sheet for 5-10 minutes, then tránsfer to á wire ráck to finish cooling.
To máke the icing
  1. In á lárge mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugár, corn syrup, vánillá extráct, ánd milk (stárt with 3 táblespoons) until well combined. To test the icing, lift the whisk (or spoon) from the mixing bowl, you should still see the ribbons of icing thát fáll báck into the bowl for á few seconds. If needed, ádd more milk to thin out the icing or ádd more powdered sugár to máke it thicker.
  2. Sepáráte the icing into mixing bowls ánd ádd food coloring ás needed. If the icing becomes thinner becáuse of the food coloring, ádd á little more powdered sugár until it hás reáched your desired consistency.
Recipe Notes
Feel free to máke á second bátch of icing if needed. I usuálly máke two bátches of icing so I háve enough to decoráte áll of the cookies with different colors ánd designs.

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