Turkey Cut-Outs

Have you caught the holiday baking bug yet? I always start itching to bake for the holidays once Halloween is over. Today I'm sharing my cut-out cookie and cookie icing recipe, along with a cookie cutter hack! Do these turkeys look familiar? It's because they are made out of my shamrock cookie cutter! 

Cut-Out Cookies

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups unsifted flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • *optional: I love almond extract and always use it in my cookies. If you want to use it, add 1 teaspoon in addition to the vanilla extract.
  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Add dry ingredients and milk. Stir until smooth. Divide dough in half. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll the chilled dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees on greased or parchment lined sheets for 10-12 minutes. My favorite liner is this Silpat liner. They should be firm in center and edges just golden. 

Cookie Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 lb. bag of confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vanilla (I also add 1 tsp. of almond extract if I use it in the cookies)
  • 1-3 tablespoons of heavy cream (add more to get your desired consistency of frosting)

Beat butter 4-5 minutes with whisk attachment. Add sugar and beat 5-6 minutes. Add lemon, extracts and cream until you reach your desired thickness. 

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