Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
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Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Stir together the dry ingredients.
  3. Combine the next four ingredients very thoroughly in a mixer bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients.
  5. Add in the chopped nuts, if desired.
  6. Roll out thin...
  7. ... cut out...
  8. ... and sprinkle with colored sugar.
  9. Bake on ungreased pans 8 to 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

This is Grandma Martone's recipe, and a really great sugar cookie: very flavorful, even when made without the walnuts. I always make two double batches; one with nuts and one without because of folks' individual preferences. I put red sugar on the no-nuts ones and green sugar on the nut ones ("green means go"... nuts!). I've made them before by just rolling balls of dough and pressing them flat, but they're not the same: softer, not as crisp. If you chill the dough in logs and slice it, as mom has done on occasion, you can get that crisp texture without having to roll them out and using cookie cutters.

These don't have to just be for Christmas. One year they were class valentines!

2010 valentines cookies 1

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