Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Notes:

• Shown for this recipe is a large heart cutout since it is so close to Valentine’s Day! You can make more cookies using smaller cookie cutters (heart or something else). And the converse is true too! (larger cookie cutter = less cookies)

• If you are interested in a great American made cookie cutter, check out this article! I just love Ann Clark Cookie Cutters! I now have a few bins full (truly).

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• If your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• Load your piping bag into a glass, pointy side down. Fold the edges over the glass. Now fill with your melted white chocolate via a spoon. Snip the bottom (if using disposable), and you can use your candy piping bag to decorate. Remember, you cannot reheat candy in a piping bag, so work with small amounts!

• You can omit the white chocolate candy melts, and instead use this fantastic classic buttercream frosting recipe. Leave it white and decorate with sugar sprinkles, or add colorant for a colored frosting to match the holiday!

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Ingredients

• 1½ cups Salted Butter, softened
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 2 tsp Almond Extract
• 2 Eggs
• 4½ cups All-purpose Flour
• 1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
• Sugar Sprinkles, for garnish

Easy Cutout Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
• Baking Sheet(s)
• Spatula
• Parchment Paper
Stand Mixer, bowl, beaters
• Rolling Pin
• Baking Rack
• Disposable Piping Bag
Cookie Cutter(s)

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Directions

• Preheat your oven to 325°.
• Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar together until creamy.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Add in almond extract and eggs; mix lightly.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time until well incorporated.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together (add more flour as necessary).

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Roll out the dough out on a clean floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your shapes out.
• Carefully place cutout cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Remove cookies from baking tray onto baking rack to cool.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Place a cup of white chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Poor your melted chocolate into a disposable piping and cut a small tip off the bottom. (You can use a Ziploc baggie too.)

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Drizzle your melted chocolate over your cookies and immediately top with pink sugar sprinkles (while the white chocolate is still wet).
• Let your chocolate harden for about 15 minutes and carefully shake off the excess sprinkles.


Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

1½ cups Salted Butter, softened
1½ cups Sugar
2 tsp Almond Extract
2 Eggs
4½ cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
Sugar Sprinkles, for garnish

Directions:

• Preheat your oven to 325°.
• Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar together until creamy.
• Add in almond extract and eggs; mix lightly.
• Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time until well incorporated.
• Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together (add more flour as necessary).
• Roll out the dough out on a clean floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your shapes out.
• Carefully place cutout cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Remove cookies from baking tray onto baking rack to cool.
• Place a cup of white chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Poor your melted chocolate into a dispoable piping and cut a small tip off the bottom. (You can use a ziploc baggie too.)
• Drizzle your melted chocolate over your cookies and immediately top with pink sugar sprinkles (while the white chocolate is still wet).
• Let your chocolate harden for about 15 minutes and carefully shake off the excess sprinkles.

Makes 24 Easy Cutout Cookies

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


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Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won’t be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies – your family will love them!

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe

Notes:

• These are amazing!! I do not “need” to eat gluten-free, and can usually tell the difference between a gluten-free cookie and non-gluten-free cookie. With this drop cookie, the almond flour dough tastes better than a white-flour cookie!

• These Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies are very easy to make. The only real negative is they do not hold up for a long time – two days, tops.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• The goal for a gluten-free dough is to look as close to a glutenous flour dough as possible. And this one sure does.

• These spread and bake flat, so make sure you stagger the dough-drop.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Ingredients:

• 1 cup Butter, softened
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1 large Egg
• 3 TBSP Milk
• 1 TBSP Almond Extract
• 1½ tsp Baking Powder
• ½ tsp Salt
• 1 tsp Cinnamon
• 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (you can substitute nutmeg)
• 3 cups Almond Flour
• ¼ cup White Chocolate Melts (for drizzle)

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Mise en Place:

• Bowl
• Spoon
• Parchment Paper
Stand Mixer
• Spatula
• Baking Sheets

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Directions:

• Preheat the oven to 375°F.
• Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper; set aside.
• Using a stand mixer with the flat paddle, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and well combined (about 5 minutes).

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Add egg, milk, almond extract, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice; mix until well blended.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Slowly add in almond flour. Mix until blended evenly.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful onto the prepared parchment paper. Stagger the dough as it will spread on making.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Bake in preheated 375° oven for 9-12 minutes. Do not overbake.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Allow to rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
• When cookies are cool, place a ¼ cup of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time if necessary (chocolate should be smooth and easily drip off a spoon).

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Drizzle white chocolate over cool cookies.

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


• Allow chocolate to harden.


Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe

This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won’t be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies – your family will love them!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Sugar
1 large Egg
3 TBSP Milk
1 TBSP Almond Extract
1½ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (you can substitute nutmeg)
3 cups Almond Flour
¼ cup White Chocolate Melts (for drizzle)

Directions:

• Preheat the oven to 375°F.
• Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper; set aside.
• Using a stand mixer with the flat paddle, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and well combined (about 5 minutes).
• Add egg, milk, almond extract, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice; mix until well blended.
• Slowly add in almond flour. Mix until blended evenly.
• Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful onto the prepared parchment paper. Stagger the dough as it will spread on making.
• Bake in preheated 375° oven for 9-12 minutes. Do not overbake.
• Allow to rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
• When cookies are cool, place a ¼ cup of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time if necessary (chocolate should be smooth and easily drip off a spoon).
• Drizzle white chocolate over cool cookies.
• Allow chocolate to harden.

Makes 36 Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe. This delicious holiday drop cookie tastes so good; you won't be able to tell it is gluten-free. Try these amazing Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies - your family will love them!


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Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

Notes:

• You can use bourbon or whiskey to make these.

• Make certain the cherries are well drained, and dried. The chocolate will have a difficult time sticking otherwise.

• While this is a FAST little project, you must remember to infuse your maraschino cherries at least two days in advance.

• There will be 25-27 maraschino cherries in a 10-ounce jar. YMMV depending on brand, and size of cherries.

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• If your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• My niece has been making these for years. She said she has tried just about everything under the sun, but never found anything that made good whiskers.

• The eyes are optional on the mice. If you do them, make sure you place a dark dot inside the whites of their eyes (heh). Otherwise, it is going to look creepy.

• You can use small candy eyes if you prefer, just adhere them with a dab of melted chocolate.

• These will last up to a week as long as you are not making dramatic temperature changes. Temp changes are the enemy of chocolate.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Ingredients

• 25 Maraschino Cherries with stems (10-ounce jar)
• ¼ cup Whiskey
• 50 Almond Slices (for ears)
• 1 cup Chocolate Melts
• 1/8 cup White Chocolate Melts
• 25 Hershey Kisses

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Mise en Place:

• Wax Paper
• Bowl
• Spoon
• Toothpick
• Paper Towel

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice D‏irections

• Drain liquid from maraschino cherry jar and replace with whiskey. Allow to sit for 2-3 days to infuse before using.
• Drain what whiskey from maraschino cherry jar did not get sucked up by the cherries, and place maraschino cherries on a paper towel to dry.
• Place wax paper down on your work surface.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Place a cup of chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
•‬ Dip a maraschino cherry into the melted chocolate, coat well.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Place side down so the stem is on the side (this will be the “tail”).

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Select 2 almond slices that are approximately the same size. These are the ears.
• “Glue” 2 ears on the back of an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss chocolate. Drop another dab of chocolate over the back of the ears to secure.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Attach the kiss with the ears to a chocolate dipped maraschino cherry on the wax paper. Use melted chocolate to “glue” together.
• Repeat until all the cherries and kisses have been made into a mouse body. You can stop here, or add eyes.
• Place a small amount of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two white eyes on the kiss head. Allow to dry.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two brown dots in the middle of the eyes on the kiss head.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• These will last up to a week as long as you are not making dramatic temperature changes. Temp changes are the enemy of chocolate.


Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients:

25 Maraschino Cherries with stems (10 ounce jar)
¼ cup Whiskey
50 Almond Slices (for ears)
1 cup Chocolate Melts
1/8 cup White Chocolate Melts
25 Hershey Kisses

Directions:

• Drain liquid from maraschino cherry jar and replace with whiskey. Allow to sit for 2-3 days to infuse before using.
• Drain what whiskey from maraschino cherry jar did not get sucked up by the cherries, and place maraschino cherries on a paper towel to dry.
• Place wax paper down on your work surface.
• Place a cup of chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
•‬ Dip a maraschino cherry into the melted chocolate, coat well.
• Place side down so the stem is on the side (this will be the “tail”).
• Select 2 almond slices that are approximately the same size. These are the ears.
• “Glue” 2 ears on the back of an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss chocolate. Drop another dab of chocolate over the back of the ears to secure.
• Attach the kiss with the ears to a chocolate dipped maraschino cherry on the wax paper. Use melted chocolate to “glue” together.
• Repeat until all the cherries and kisses have been made into a mouse body. You can stop here, or add eyes.
• Place a small amount of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two white eyes on the kiss head. Allow to dry.
• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two brown dots in the middle of the eyes on the kiss head.
• These will last up to a week as long as you are not making dramatic temperature changes. Temp changes are the enemy of chocolate.

Makes 25 Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• To print the Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice recipe click here.


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