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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

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RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the Cookies:
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup half-and-half cream
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half cream
Food coloring and colored sugar, optional
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DIRECTIONS
FOR THE COOKIES:
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cream. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.


On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


FOR THE FROSTING:
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and enough cream to achieve desired frosting consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.


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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 5
by: Teresa Reviewed: 01/11/2008
My favorite frosted sugar cookies so far, the frosting really stands out.
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