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Bake these festive, crisp, buttery cut-out cookies and decorate them with a tinted glaze for any occasion.





1 cup Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon Butter, softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla, if desired

Food color, if desired


Decorator candies, sugars, etc., if dersired

How to make

  1. STEP 1Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. STEP 2Divide dough in thirds. Shape each third into a ball on plastic food wrap. Wrap in plastic food wrap; flatten to 1/2 inch. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. STEP 3Heat oven to 400°F.
  4. STEP 4Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  5. STEP 5Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.
  6. STEP 6Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand 6 hours or overnight until glaze is hardened.
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