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Catholic Recipe: Christmas Cutouts


  • 3-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 recipe Ornamental Frosting (see recipe)
  • multicolored sprinkles


Yield: 4 dozen

Prep Time: 1 day, 2 hours

Difficulty: N/A

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:6+



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These cookies are fun for children to help cut out and decorate. Buy Christmas cookie cutters, especially ones that emphasize the true meaning of Christmas. Mix the dough the night before so it can chill overnight.


Measure dry ingredients into sifter. Cream butter or margarine with brown sugar until light; beat in honey, egg, and vanilla. Sift in dry ingredients, blending well. (Dough will be stiff.) Chill overnight or until firm enough to roll. Roll out, a small amount at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness on floured pastry cloth or board. Cut out cookies with floured cutters. Bake at 350┬░ for 8 minutes or until firm but not browned. Remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. Decorate with tinted Ornamental Frosting (see recipe) and multicolored sprinkles. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965