Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mom's Soft Italian Cutout Cookie Recipe



Valentines Day


The Holiday would never have been the same without mom's Italian style  cutout cookies,
soft Italian cookies, not too sweet just right! Christmas or your favorite Holiday this is a versatile recipe you can make  anytime of the year and these will always be a hit anywhere!
(Actually these are the best cutouts cookies I have ever had for any Holiday! I embeded links to the events for more recipes for those Holidays a well) Enjoy!
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla, almond or lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Ricotta or  Sour cream


Mix everything until smooth with an electric mixer. Roll out on floured board 1/2 inch thick using your favorite cookie cutter shapes whatever holiday or occasion it is.




 Bake at 400 until edges are set,  around 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.  Frost with homemade or canned frosting.

Halloween?
Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream
drops food coloring optional 
garnish with sprinkle candies or other toppings of choice

                                                                       4th of July?
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