Rolled Cookie Cutter Cookies
Plain Cookies, a recipe from a friend whose been making cookies for our troops in Afghanistan
Our daughter grew up with this tradition of making cookies with her Aunts before every holidays. They will get together at my sister-in-law's home and spent the day making cookies. My sister-in-law will set a date before that special day, would it be Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter; or whatever it might be. They will bake bunches of cookies to be used for the party. My daughter always look forward to this tradition. She loves spending time with her Aunts and create memories every year.
My daughter's other Aunt gave her a recipe that was given to her by her best friend. The recipe was so simple that my ten-year-old daughter can handle baking it herself. We all like this recipe because of it's soft texture and very delicious flavor.
Last February, my sister-in-law was able to bring my daughter to her friend's home to decorate the cookies she made for the troops in Afghanistan. Indeed it was a fun time for my daughter to join her aunt decorating cookies for our soldiers abroad. She was given a few cookies to take home. We all like the flavor of the cookies. Our young baker told us that she would like to make the same cookies for us if we will provide for the ingredients.
We bought all the ingredients for the cookie and she was so excited to make it for us. My daughter have cookie cutters that her aunts gave her; she was so happy to use them for the first time. I was there supervising the big event.
This cookie can be decorated with icings and candy sprinkles. Our daughter put icing on some cookies and she decorated it with semi-sweet chocolate chips. My husband and I just like the plain one. It was so fun watching our daughter preparing the dough and baking the cookies. It was delicious!
One time with our homeschool group we made a lot of cookies to be sent to our troops in Iraq. It was such fun time to pack and eat great tasting cookies. We were able to collect few recipes from that event too.
Cookie making has been our family tradition since my daughter was just a kid. It's a nice thing to do to create good memories.
Cookies for the troops...
At my sister-in-law's friends home. My daughter and her aunt helped out in icing and decorating tons of cookies to be sent to our troops in Afghanistan. My daughter had a great time decorating the cookies. This inspired her to bake the same cookies for us.
More cookies for our troops....
My sister-in-law's best friend, busy decorating her cookies. She baked the best cookies and cakes I ever tasted and seen (she decorated them beautifully). This wonderful lady baked our wedding cake 15 years ago.
You can decorate your cookies like these if you prefer to, or eat them as it is, it was yummy!
After mixing all ingredients, my daughter formed her dough into a ball to be refrigerated for few hours. The dough should be refrigerated so that it will be easier to handle. Overnight would be an ideal length of refrigeration, but few hours will work as well.
She could not wait for 24 hours to make the cookies. Our young baker was so excited to form the dough after few hours. The cookies turned out real good. It was delicious! Kat was so proud of herself making her own cookies. She loves making cookies with her Aunts too.
Dough must be refrigerated!
Put dough in a container and cover it with cellophane.
After few hours, it's ready to be rolled and cut
Prep Time: Approximately 15 minutes, Refrigerate for 2 hours
Total Time: Approximately 3 hours
- 1 cup margarine or butter- softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 cups flour
- Cream butter & sugar with an electric mixer.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Stir or sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Chill at least 2 hours or overnight so dough is easier to handle.
- Put flour into a clean counter and roll dough until desired thickness is acquired.
- Dip cookie cutters into flour and cut shapes.
- Place cookies in a parchment paper over cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8 - 12 minutes.
Icing - Bonus recipe!
In case you would like to put icing on your cookies, I am adding here the recipe that goes good with it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp. margarine or butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 to 4 tbsp. hot water
- Mix all ingredients except water with electric mixer.
- Add water 1 tbsp. at a time and stir until spreadable consistency is attained.
- Spread on cookie cut-outs and decorate with candy sprinkles.
Enjoying your cookie
What beverages do you think will go good with cookies?
Who loves cookies?
My daughter always wanted to help in the kitchen, especially making cookies.
Do you love making cookies?
© 2012 Lorna