Yesterday my mom and I made some cut out cookies like we do for almost every holiday (not that these resemble thanksgiving in any way). I wanted to share the recipe with you guys, because this is my all time favorite recipe for cut out cookies. My mom has been using this recipe for as long as I can remember. I'm giving you the single batch recipe, but we have always at least doubled or tripled the recipe to make more. We usually will use holiday themed cut outs, but we're also lazy sometimes and decide to just do circles.
The cream cheese frosting is also a favorite of mine. We usually will make a huge batch so that we have left-overs to use for graham cracker frosting sandwiches. Make only half a batch if you're making a single batch of cookies. Enjoy!
2/3 c half butter, half butter flavored Crisco
3/4 c sugar
1 Tbl + 1 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, Crisco, egg, and sugar. Add milk and vanilla.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until it's one big happy family. Then cover and throw in the fridge to chill for 2 hours.
4. Roll out dough onto a floured surface and use any cut out shape you see fit.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes (time may vary depending on your oven, this time works best for mine).
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 package cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c milk
1 bag powdered sugar
1. Mix everything together until it makes frosting. Add more milk if to dry, add more powdered sugar if to runny. Pretty simple.
2. Frost and decorate however you like.