Holiday Cutout Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Cream butter and sugar. 
  2. Beat eggs and add 3 tablespoons water and vanilla. 
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with egg mixture to the creamed mixture. Do not add more of the flour than can be mixed well into the dough. 
  4. Chill at least 1/2 hour or overnight before rolling out. Roll about 3/8 inch thick on a floured pastry cloth. Cut in fancy shapes with cookie cutter. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. Makes about 8 dozen cookies.

Recipe from the kitchen of Marie Weishuhn.


Popular Posts