Cutout Cookies

It’s fun to roll out dough and cut it into shapes. Why not start a cookie-cutter collection?

Recipe courtesy of "The Toddler Cookbook" by Annabel Karmel, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Children. All rights reserved.

Cutout Cookies

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    2 sticks (250 g) softened butter 2 tsp vanilla extract
    3/4 cup (140 g) superfine sugar 2 1/2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
    1 egg yolk 1/4 tsp salt


    Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

    • 2

      Put the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and beat together until well mixed.

    • 3

      Sift in the flour and add the salt. Mix again to make a dough.

    • 4

      Now it’s time to get sticky! Press the dough together firmly with your hands to make a ball.

    • 5

      Roll the dough between a folded piece of baking parchment. until about 1/4 in (5 mm) thick.

    • 6

      Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Gather up the trimmings into a ball, then roll out again and make more shapes.

    • 7

      Lift cookies with a palette knife and arrange the shapes slightly apart on nonstick cookie sheets.

    • 8

      Bake for about 14 minutes. 

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