Butter Cookie Cut Outs
If you are a fan of a shortbread cookie- then you will love this soft chewy butter cookie cut-outs recipe!
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 small package (3 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Red and green food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla for 3 minutes. Add flour and continue beating 2 to 3 minutes until blended. Divide dough into 2 portions.
  2. Beat red food coloring into ½ of the dough; wrap and chill in the fridge. Clean the bowl and beat green coloring into remaining ½ of the dough; wrap.
  3. Chill at least 2 hours, or overnight, until firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. On a surface sprinkled with powdered sugar, separately roll out the 2 colors of dough to ¼-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with small cookie cutters dipped in powdered sugar, and place 1 inch apart on parchment covered baking sheets. (You can use scraps of one colored dough to decorate a cookie of another color.)
  5. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, until the edges are very lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks and cool completely.
Recipe by MomOf6 at https://www.momof6.com/food-kids-will-eat/christmas-cookies-butter-cookie-cut-outs/