Grandma Hasz's Christmas Cutouts Recipe -
Grandma Hasz's Christmas Cutouts Recipe
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Grandma Hasz's Christmas Cutouts

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"This is my great-grandmother's recipe. It has survived four generations and is still at the top of my cut-out recipe list. The secret is to roll the dough extra thin! Frost with buttercream frosting for best taste."

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Original recipe makes 20 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in the eggs, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating continually. Stir in the oatmeal.
  3. Roll the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters and arrange them on the prepared sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges begin to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before frosting.
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Dec 22, 2008

Awesome! I omitted the lemon extract and added a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon instead and they turned out delicious. Really do roll them thin, 1/8 of an inch...they turned out great! Wonderful Christmas cookie!!!

Nov 10, 2009

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. It`s one of our favorites almost like a buttery graham cracker. It`s become a staple for the lunch box.


12 Ratings

Dec 15, 2008

I added 8oz of candied fruit for a bit of color. I also made the mistake of adding cooked oatmeal instead of dry oats. However, this turned the recipe into an excellent batch of drop cookies that were very soft, but held together nicely.

Apr 12, 2011

These cookies were tasty, but they were a bit dry. I used orange extract instead of lemon, and they turned out nicely.

Feb 27, 2013

Made this for Faceless Frenzy 2013. I couldn't decide between a sugar cookie and an oatmeal cookie and this one is a perfect combination. I made a half batch and used 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice instead of extract. I also added a bit of lemon zest, more zest will be added next time, a nice surprise for the taste buds! I'll freeze what I don't eat tonight and frost them later. I will make these again. (If you don't want to frost, add a slice of bread to your airtight cookie jar to keep the cookies soft.)

Jul 15, 2010

We loved the addition of oats! I used powdered lemon peel instead of extract.

Dec 24, 2013

very tasty cookie! A healthier cut out cookie..will definitely make these again. If you are adding sprinkles, do so before baking..I clued in after my 2nd tray went into the oven... Makes a big batch.

Dec 08, 2013

Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe. I usually don't try out cookies that only have a few reviews, but I like the idea of adding oatmeal into cutout cookies. I'm glad I tried out your recipe because it's great and the kids love it! I use 1/2 tsp orange extract instead of lemon because that's all I had on hand. I use steel cut quick cooking oatmeal and only use 1 cup. I added 2 tbs of milk because the dough was very thick. I also brush the top with egg white so the sprinkles will stick to the cookies. Roll them thin because the cookies rise up as they bake in the oven.


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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