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       Title: SUGAR-COOKIE CUTOUTS
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 72 servings
  
       1 c  Butter
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       2 lg Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   3 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 c  Heavy (whipping) cream
     1/3 c  Red colored sugar
     1/3 c  Green colored sugar
            White, green and/or yellow
            -ready-to-pipe icing
  
   1. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric
   mixer until pale and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla
   until blended. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat
   in flour, baking powder and cream until well blended.
   
   2. Press dough together, then divide in half.  Wrap
   each half and chill 3 hours or until firm enough to
   roll.
   
   3. Heat oven to 350øF.  Grease cookie sheet (s).
   
   4. On lightly floured surface, roll 1 piece of dough
   at a time (keep remainder refrigerated) to 1/4-inch
   thickness. Cut in desired shapes with floured 3-inch
   cookie cutters. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon
   colored sugar.  Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie
   sheet (s). Reroll scraps and chill.
   
   5. Bake 14 minutes or just until bottoms and edges are
   brown. Cool completely on cookie sheets on wire rack.
   Repeat with remaining dough.
   
   6.  Decorate as you wish.  let stand two hours until
   icing sets. Store airtight up to 2 weeks or freeze.
   
   Prep: 15 min.  Chill: 3 hr.  Bake: 14 min. per batch
   Woman’s Day Incredible Cookies  (11/23/93)
  
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