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White Velvet Cutout Cookies

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You can use all kinds of cookie cutters for these rich, rich cookies.  They hold their shape really well while baking.  Save this one away!  Just change the cutout theme and they work for any occasion.

White Velvet Cutout Cookieswhite velvet cutouts

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4 – 5 tablespoons 2% milk
  • food coloring (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla.  Gradually beat flour into the creamed mixture.  Divide the dough in half.  Shape each into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness.  Cut with floured cookie cutters.  Place 1-inch apart on greased cookie sheets.  Bake 10 – 12 minutes until set.  (do not brown) Cool on pan for 5 minutes then remove from pan to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  3. For the frosting, in a bowl, beat the butter, shortening and vanilla until creamy.  Beat in the confectioners sugar and enough milk to reach a spreading consistency.  Continue to beat for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.  If desired, seperate into smaller bowls and beat in food coloring.  Frost the cookies.  Apply sprinkles if desired before the frosting sets.

Tip:  Keep frosting covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.

Extra Points:  Ever try using a new squirt bottle (like for mustard or ketchup) to frost your cookies?  Allows you to draw using frosting.  Lots of fun!

Makes about 5 1/2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!

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Categories : Drinks and Desserts

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