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 bag 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 bag 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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100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes

100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes. Here is a great list of 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes which are perfect for a holiday party, Christmas dessert, or even a cookie exchange! There is a delicious dessert recipe on this list just waiting to be served at your holiday function, so be sure to check out this long list of holiday treats.


100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes

Here is a great list of 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes which are perfect for a holiday party, Christmas dessert, or even a cookie exchange! There is a delicious dessert recipe on this list just waiting to be served at your holiday function, so be sure to check out this long list of holiday treats.


Whatever you are looking for be it Traditional Christmas Cookies Recipes, Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies recipe, No-Bake Christmas Cookies recipes, Easy Christmas Cookies (ok, most of my recipes are pretty easy), Kid-centric Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cake recipes, Christmas Pie recipes, and more, this list has it!! I have also included nice, rich recipes that can be used for any occasion – including a holiday party, Christmas party, New Year’s Eve party and ummm well, parties and gatherings in general.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Do you like to make homemade cookies during the holidays? Do you gift cookies to people for the holidays? What about leaving a plate out for good old St. Nick? If you need a new Christmas cookie recipe or Christmas sweet recipe, this list has a wide range of dessert and party options: Cake recipes, pudding recipes, candy recipes, fudge recipes (mmmm fudge!), cookie bars (I love easy to make bars!), tarts, and more. Something traditional like a Kris Kringle Cookies, or perhaps newer cookie ideas such as a 3-D Christmas Tree? There’s everything from cherry based cookies to cranberry and pumpkin recipes (yes, pumpkin is also a Christmas go-to for many people!) to no-bake cookies to gluten-free holiday cookies! This list has it all!

If you need a frosting, I highly recommend this Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe which you can make any color (using food coloring or food gel) or any flavor. the base recipe is vanilla, but you could make it peppermint, anise, rum, root beer – truly any flavor you like.

You can also make your own colored sugar easily with this How To Make Colored Sugar tutorial. It is so simple, my mother had me making it at 5 (not kidding!).

Now on to the Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets

100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets Recipes

Almond Doughnut Cookies Recipe
Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe
Baby Apple Walnut Pies Recipe
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Bear Claw Cookies Recipe
Black and White Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Blueberry Pie Recipe

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 Recipe
Boozy Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Candy Cane Brownie Recipe
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
Chantilly Cake Recipe
Cherry Cordial Cookies Recipe
Cherry Meringue Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Cashew Clusters
Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Chocolate Chip Slice and Bake Cookies Recipe

Rudolph's Cherry Red Nose Pudding. A delicious pudding recipe that is great any time of year! Make ahead as pudding shots, or serve as a dessert. This amazing  pudding recipe is best reserved for adults.


Chocolate Christmas Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe
Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe
Chocolate Sundae Cookies Recipe
Chrusciki Recipe: Baked, Not Fried
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting
Danish Puff Recipe
Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Donut Hole Tree
Double Chocolate Blossom Cookies Recipe
Dutch Almond Bars

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe. These delicious, no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are simple to make! Your entire family will enjoy these simple candies. Indulge during the holidays, as a special treat, during snack time or anytime! This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth.


Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
Easy Rum Cake Recipe
Edible Cereal Ornaments Recipe
Eggnog Bark Recipe
Eggnog Kaleidoscope Jello Recipe
English Trifle
Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe
Gingerbread Coffeecake Recipe
Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe
Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe
Hello Dolly Bars (7 layer cookies)
Holiday Butter Cookie Recipe
Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe
Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train
Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe
Irish Cream Fudge Recipe
Jam Filled Cream Cheese Cutout Cookie Recipe
Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe
Layered Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe
Maple Pumpkin Delight Pie Recipe
Mini Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe
Mini Raspberry French Vanilla Trifle Recipe
No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Coconut Balls Recipe
No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe
No Bake Marshmallow Christmas Squares Recipe

No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe. These crowd pleasing, easy to make No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls are a great cookie to make when you need a lot of cookies for a party or gathering. These delicious cookies are tasty treats that hold up well in the refrigerator.


No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe
Original Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe
Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe
Pecan Pie Bars
Pineapple Squares Recipe
Pizzelle Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Pumpkin Icebox Cake Recipe
Pumpkin Nut Roll Recipe
Raisin Bran Cereal Cookies Recipe
Reindeer Grahams Cookie Recipe
Rocky Road Cookie Bars Recipe
Rudolph’s Cherry Red Nose Pudding
Rum Balls Recipe
Rum Logs Recipe
Salted Almond Roca Candy Recipe
Shortbread Recipe
Slice and Bake Trees Recipe
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


Snowman Cookie Balls Recipe
Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe
Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe
Spiced Molasses Cookies Recipe
Spritz Cookie Recipe
Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe
Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe
Texas Sheet Cake
Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Traditional Bread Pudding
Turtle Bites
Whiskey Sour Cookies Recipe
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe
White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe
White Christmas Pie Recipe

There really is something for everyone on this long list of Christmas Cookie Recipes and Christmas Sweets Recipes!


Cocktail Recipes
Holiday Decor
Recipes


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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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