"This is the recipe my mother-in-law always used for cut-out cookies." — MJK
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1 1/2 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
I used this easy recipe for my holiday cookies. They were fabulous and I had lots of people ask for the recipe. I didn't just make cut out cookies, I also used this dough to make a rasberry filled cookie. You roll the dough into ropes (1 inch thick, length of your cookie sheet), use your finger to make an indent 1/2 inch apart all down the rope, fill the indent with rasberry jam, bake a little longer (maybe 10-12 min) and then drizzle melted white chocolate over the top and cut the rope into 1 inch pieces. It was by far the favorite treat. I also made frosted snowman cutouts that were delicous with this recipe, I added a touch of nutmeg.
I'm always making fun of people writing reviews and saying this didn't turn out and I did it exactly like the recipe called for except.... So, when I saw this recipe called for lard I was surprised that they still made lard but I went and bought it. I made them exactly like the recipe, no changes. When I baked them all I could smell and taste was lard. If my mother in law gave me this recipe I'd be fighting with her and divorcing her son. I thought maybe the lard taste was just in my mind so I took one to a friend to taste and asked what she though, she took a bite and said, God, it tastes like lard. OK, so if you love the taste of lard and I can't imagine anyone that would you mike like these. Perhaps they'd be better if shortning was used in place of lard because the texture wasn't bad but unfortunately all I tasted was lard.
This is now my ONLY sugar cookie recipe. They are soft and never crumbly. Thanks.
This is a great recipe. Everyone loves these cookies. They are very versatile. I've made them lemon and orange flavored and iced them. They are always the first to go.
quick,easy sugar cookie. a little soft so use plenty of flour when rolling and cutting.
I was leary of the lard in this one but since I had it on hand went ahead and tried it. I followed the recipe but did add about a tsp of almond flavoring to the dough. These cookies turned out fabulous! The dough was easy to work with. The cookies are really very good. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for!
we have been looking for a good sugar cookie, and this one is great. thanks
These are great!! I used organic shortening in place of lard because its not something I have on hand. I also added a tablespoon of lemon juice and they came out fantastic. We added a few drops of green food coloring and cut them into frog shapes to celebrate spring. I also live at high altitude and didn't make other changes to account for that.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 41
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