How to Make Cutout Cookies

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How to Make Cutout Cookies

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Things To Grab

  • Large bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cookie cutters
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Pastry bag
  • Small round fitted pastry tip

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    Put those cookie cutters to good use with this easy step-by-step guide.

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    1. Beat softened butter with an electric mixer. Then beat in sugar and baking powder. This incorporates air into the dough.

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    2. Beat in egg and other liquid ingredients until thoroughly combined.

    3. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, then stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.

    4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes and place 1-inch apart on a baking sheet.

    5. Transfer baked cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

    6. Apply icing using a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe an outline around cookie edge. Flood inside of cookie with more icing; spread icing to edges with a spatula.

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