Easy Holiday Cutouts

Baking holiday cookies is fuss free when you get a little help from a Betty Crocker® cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white or Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker™ decorating icing (assorted colors), if desired
Betty Crocker™ decorating sprinkles and sugars (assorted colors), if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, softened butter and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 2 On floured surface, roll dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with about 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Spread frosting on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired with icing, sprinkles and sugars. Store cookies in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

For directions for making your cookies into ornaments, search for the Holiday Cookie Ornaments recipe.

Cut cookies with a cutter dipped in flour or powdered sugar. Cutting shapes as close together as possible on the rolled dough helps you avoid rerolling the dough scraps (rerolled dough will be a little tougher).

Roll dough to an even thickness by rolling between clean wooden dowels or rulers of the same thickness.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Frosted Cookie (Undecorated)
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.