Monday, December 21, 2015

#BloggersBakeChristmasCookies: The PERFECT Cut Out Cookie Recipe

Happy Monday y'all! Aren't Mondays so much better when there's no school? I am super excited to share today's post with y'all because, drumroll please, Juliana of Juliana Grace Blog Space and I are hosting a Christmas Cookie Linkup with some of our favorite bloggers!

I love to bake all year round but Christmas baking really takes the cake (oh gosh, #bakingpuns). When thinking of Christmases from when I was little, I think of not only the gifts I received but also the time spend with my mom and grandmother in the kitchen baking away. One of the most Christmas-y recipes I can think of is cut out cookies with fun holiday cookie cutters and decorated with icing and all of the sprinkles you can find.

This recipe is a bit different because it isn't your typical Sugar Cookie but rather a White Velvet Cookie! They are so easy to make (they have less than 10 ingredients!) and taste amazing

We have been making this recipe for as long as I can remember but the recipe I have (that my mom cut out of a magazine) says Taste of Home 2004. Somehow I managed to find it online here as well!



Ingredients:
Softened Butter, Softened Cream Cheese, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Vanilla Extract, Flour, Frosting, Sprinkles

9. Once the cookies are completely cool, frost and decorate!

Instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy

2. Add sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla; mix well
3. Gradually add flour




4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours (I chilled mine overnight and it worked fine)



5. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness


6. Cut out the cookings using your cookie cutters and place on a greased cookie sheets
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

8. Cool for 5 minutes then move to a wire rack to completely cool


9. Once the cookies are completely cool, frost and decorate!


Ingredients:
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 package (or 8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4.5 cups all-purpose flour
- Frosting (store bought or homemade of your choice)
- Sprinkles

Materials
- Mixing Bowl
- Cookie Sheets
- Cooking Spray (like Pam)
- Cookie Cutters
- Wire Rack

Instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy
2. Add sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla; mix well
3. Gradually add flour
4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours (I chilled mine overnight and it worked fine)
5. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness
6. Cut out the cookings using your cookie cutters and place on a greased cookie sheets
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
8. Cool for 5 minutes then move to a wire rack to completely cool
9. Once the cookies are completely cool, frost and decorate!

Be sure to check out all of the other cookies in the linkup!

14 comments:

  1. These look so delicious and like a lot of fun to make! I may have to make them this week! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I would definitely try them, they're the best! Merry Christmas!

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  2. My mom and I usually make red velvet cookies every year, but I'd never heard of white velvets until I read this post! This was such a fun (and delicious) linkup idea!

    Tori A. from Prep For A Day

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    1. They're SO yummy! Thanks for participating Tori!

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  3. White velvet cookies...yum!! Thanks so much for hosting this linkup Katie!
    xo, Syd
    www.anchoredinthesouth.com

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    1. I'm so glad you were able to linkup, Sydney! Merry Christmas!

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  4. These sound so yummy, and the cookie cutters are so cute! Thanks for hosting the link-up!

    xoxo,
    Alyssa // lotsoflys.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Alyssa! The reindeer is from Target! I'm so glad you could linkup!

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  5. I will definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks for letting me participate and for hosting this linkup :)

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    1. Yay, I highly recommend them! Thanks for linking up!

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  6. Those looks so yummy! Thanks for hosting the link up and letting me share my favorite recipe too! Happy holidays :)

    newenglandabbie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Abbie and thanks for linking up! Merry Christmas!

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