Nonie’s Cut-Out Cookies

June 13, 2009

Cookies made for Son-Light Preschool's last day of school.

Cookies made for Son-Light Preschool

Yesterday was Amanda’s last day of school for the year.  Amanda and I were in charge of the snack, so we made our very special cut-out cookies.  Each child got a cookie in the shape of the first letter of their name.  This platter of cookies was given to the teachers as an end-of-the-year gift.

I’ve been asked many times to share this recipe.  The last time I did, I completely left out two ingredients.  I swear it wasn’t on purpose!  Here’s Nonie’s recipe – this time in its entirety. 

Nonie’s Cut-Out Cookies

1 cup soft butter
1  1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. In a large bowl combine the butter, sugar and egg;  Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Beat in at low speed the sour cream and vanilla.
  2. In another large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.  Gradually add this to the butter mixture until well combined.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in foil or saran wrap.  Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 parts, leaving the parts you aren’t using right away in the refrigerator. 
  5. Roll out dough on a well-floured board, 1/4″ thick.  Preheat oven to 375°.  Lightly grease cookie sheets (or use a silpat).  Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.

Decorate the cookies with colored icing.  Nonie always made the icing by mixing powdered sugar, a tiny bit of milk, and food coloring.  After decorating the cookies, let the icing dry before stacking the cookies.  And if children are helping you make these…make sure you have LOTS of sprinkles on hand. They get a little crazy with the sprinkles, but heck, who can blame them!



4 Responses to “Nonie’s Cut-Out Cookies”

  1. Jessica Says:

    I’ve been wanting this recipe for years. I don’t like sugar cookies, but these are always so good.

  2. Matt Says:

    These are great cookies. They are even better raw.

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Kimmy, these cookies are beautiful. You are so talented!

  4. Romina Says:

    that picture is so pretty! i imagine the cookies taste even better. yum!!

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