Easy to make Eggless Cutout Cookies. These buttery and melt in the mouth sugar cookies are perfect to make with kids.
Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope all have a wonderful time with your family and friends. We are having a fun time with my sisters family who drove all the way from New Jersey. For today’s bake-a-thon, I baked some delicious Sugar Cutout cookies. These are great to make with kids and are perfect to set out for Santa to arrive.I think this holiday season I’ve tried quite a few cookies that have been on my to-make list for a long time. I wanted to make Sugar cut out cookies almost forever. But I prefer making ice box cookies or drop cookies since they are much easier and a whole batch can be made in no time. Cutout cookies need more time and patience. So the moral of the story is that I like mass production rather than hand crafted dishes.But today I made an exception and made these amazing cutout cookies. Recipe is from the Kitchn site and they say they are the BEST sugar cookies and I think I agree. My problem with sugar cookies is that the dough is pesky and difficult to work with.
But this dough is soft and very easy to work with. The dough has both butter and cream cheese making these soft, slightly tangy and absolutely delicious. The addition of orange zest, vanilla and almond extracts shine through.The cookies turned out buttery and just melt in the mouth. Another great thing about the dough is that it can be frozen, so you can have freshly baked cookies anytime you want.
These sugar cookies can be decorated in many different ways and the kids can help you do that. You can use simple confectioners sugar mixed with milk and use that to pipe details. Use royal icing for decorating. Or dip the cookies in melted chocolate and sprinkle with sprinkles and other fun decorations. But if you are lazy like me, drizzle some melted chocolate and call it a day.
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017.