Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Christmas Cutouts

    INGREDIENTS

  • 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
  • Details

  • Yield: 4 dozen
  • Prep Time: 1 day, 2 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 6+
  • Origin:

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.

DIRECTIONS

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
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO 13 hours ago
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29
Frustrating the Moral Law August 29
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8