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Blue Ribbon Winner Holiday Cutout Cookies

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“Cut-out dough that is soft and easy to work with. Extremely light and thin with a unique almond flavor. Cream of tartar gives them a crispy snap like a European cookie. Frost and decorate for all the special occasions throughout the year. If desired, sprinkle with sugar decorations before baking. Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
8 Dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream shortening and butter with powdered sugar til light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time til incorporated; mixing well; add extracts til blended.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda and cream of tartar in separate bowl. Stir with whip until well blended.
  4. Add dry mixture to batter; mixing just until incorporated and creamy. Do not overbeat.
  5. Chill in bowl for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Roll out on lightly floured board or between Saran Wrap sheets.
  7. Cut out and transfer to lightly greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbrown. Edges should be very light brown.
  9. Leave on cookie sheet exactly one minute before transferring to cooling rack. The cookie should have a crisp melt in your mouth texture.
  10. Souce: Blue Ribbon Winner Cookie Entry Minnesota State Fair 1987.

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