Holiday Cutout Cookies

Charlene also demonstrated some Holiday Cutout Cookies in the Peach Mennonite Church Community Kitchen. This is a fun session as everyone can participate in rolling out the dough, cutting out the cookies, and decorate the cookies.

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Above are some samples of the decorated Holiday Cutout Cookies.


For cookies:

  • refer Raspberry Diamonds

For Icing:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

For decoration:

  • food coloring
  • sprinkles


  • cookies cutters
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Click on Read More for the instructions.


cutoutcookie-24-300x200Prepare the cookie dough as per Raspberry Diamonds. Divide the dough into 3 portions. Flatten each piece into a 1-inch disk, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.Roll each piece of dough between two sheets of parchment paper until 1/4 inch thick. Loosen parchment paper on both sides, but remove only the top sheet.
cutoutcookie-23-300x200With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes. Plan your cutting properly so that there will be minimum scraps for re-rolling. Roll scraps together and repeat.
cutoutcookie-22-300x200Place shapes 1 inch apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
cutoutcookie-20-300x200It is important to place different size shapes on separate cookie sheet as the baking time differs depending on the size.Bake cookies in a 350F preheated oven until golden, about 12-15 minutes, switching pan positions halfway through baking.

Let cookies cool on sheet for two minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely.

cutoutcookie-21-300x200To make the icing, mix powdered sugar, vanilla, and water together until smooth, and the icing can hold its shape when drizzled onto a flat surface.
cutoutcookie-19-300x200Divide icing into several bowls and tint with food coloring to obtain desired colors. Use one drop of coloring at a time.
cutoutcookie-18-300x200Here are some colored icings. You may combine different food coloring to achieve more colors.
cutoutcookie-17-300x200Spoon icing into ziplock bags, cut a very tiny hole in one corner.
cutoutcookie-16-300x200Ice cookies when they are completely cooled.
cutoutcookie-15-300x200Icing idea: Cover a cookie completely with one color icing, then use a different color to create lines or dots. Use a toothpick to swirl colors.

Charlene, thank you so much for such a fun cookie making session.

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