Frosted Holiday Cut-Outs

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  • Total: 26 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 6 dozen 2-inch cookies
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Ingredients

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Cookies:

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1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening

or 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsps. milk

Food coloring (optional)

Decorator Frosting

2 large eggs

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

3 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour, divided

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Frosting:

Directions

  1. Cookies:
  2. COMBINE sugar and shortening in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla; beat until well blended and fluffy.
  3. COMBINE 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating at low speed until well blended.
  4. DIVIDE dough into 4 equal pieces; shape each into disk. Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  5. HEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. SPRINKLE about 1 tablespoon flour on large sheet of waxed paper. Place disk of dough on floured paper; flatten slightly with hands. Turn dough over; cover with another large sheet of waxed paper. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Cut into desired shapes with floured cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. BAKE 5 to 7 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Frosting:
  9. COMBINE powdered sugar and milk in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add food coloring, if desired. Stir until blended. Spread on cookies; let stand until frosting is set. Decorate as desired with decorator frosting.