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Basic Holiday Cutout Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Holidays

1  c  Butter, softened
1  c  Powdered sugar
2  ts  Vanilla extract
1 1/2  c  Flour, all-purpose
    Food color (red & green)
    Writing gels (red & green)
    Decorative icings (white,
    . red & green)
    Holiday candy
    Holiday sprinkles
    Colored crystal sugars

In medium bowl. beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy. Slowly beat in flour. On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Use star cookie cutters to cut out cookies. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. To Tint: For each cup of dough, knead in 8 to 10 drops of food color. ** Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal -- Food section -- Wednesday : 29 November 1995 ** Scanned and formatted for you by The WEE Scot -- paul macGregor From: Iris Grayson Date: 08-25-96 (11:17)

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