Guess What! It’s National Cookie Cutter Week!

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Now, if you’re like Adam’s fam­i­ly, you actu­al­ly prob­a­bly start­ed mak­ing your Christ­mas cook­ies just after Hal­loween. But if you’re a nor­mal every­day, non-cook­ie-holic type per­son, the first week of Decem­ber is a per­fect time to make your first batch of beau­ti­ful roll out cook­ies.

Roll out sug­ar cook­ies are my favorite to make (aside from Welsh tea cakes, but that’s a whole dif­fer­ent sto­ry.) My fam­i­ly had a fan­tas­tic recipe that was hand­ed down gen­er­a­tions that made the most tasty, puffy and slight­ly spiced sug­ar cook­ies. Every year we would break out our medi­um to large sized col­lec­tion of cook­ie cut­ters and have a rollin’ par­ty.

Now a days, I’m more like­ly to make Hal­loween sug­ar cook­ies than christ­mas ones. There’s just some­thing great about eat­ing the heads off of lit­tle ghosts. But Nation­al Cook­ie Cut­ter Week isn’t in Octo­ber, it’s NOW!!! All hail the Cook­ie Cut­ter.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly for you all, my moth­er dear­est threw away our fam­i­ly recipe for sug­ar cook­ies. Appar­ent­ly they were so tasty and addic­tive to her that she had to keep her­self from ever bing­ing on them again.

So, instead of my heir­loom sug­ar cook­ie recipe, I’m going to give you some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent.

This is a whole wheat cook­ie recipe! The result­ing cook­ies are chewy and sweet with a hint of a lemon. When I made the­se cook­ies, I used a cream cheese icing, which, for me, was per­fect because it wasn’t too sweet but still amaz­ing­ly creamy. How­ev­er for those of you with a super sweet tooth.here’s a link to Bet­ty Crocker’s Vanil­la But­ter­cream  Frost­ing, which is total­ly bomb. (Bet­ty is my hero, yo.)

Before you start rollin’ though, you should prob­a­bly take stock of your cook­ie cut­ter col­lec­tion. I mean, that is the whole point of Cook­ie Cut­ter Week, isn’t it? The cook­ie cut­ters? Per­son­al­ly, I like the weird shape ones. Here at Kards, we have this awe­some thing called a Crus­tache, which is tech­ni­cal­ly sup­posed to cut your sand­wich up into three mus­tach­es, but it also makes one hell of a cook­ie cut­ter. AND it’s like three cook­ie cut­ters at once, which can just real­ly stream­line the whole process. Also, what is bet­ter than dis­guise cook­ies??? Oh no! Susie’s head­ed my way, I’ll just pick up this cook­ie, and sud­den­ly I’m DISGUISED!

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We also have a great selec­tion of hol­i­day appro­pri­ate cook­ie cut­ters, so in a pinch, stop by to start your cook­ie cut­ter col­lec­tion! Hap­py Rolling!

Whole Wheat Sug­ar Cook­ies

Ingre­di­ents:

  • 10 table­spoons of but­ter
  • 1 cup + 4 table­spoons of unre­fined or white sug­ar
  • 2 eggs, room tem­per­a­ture
  • 1 tea­spoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat pas­try flour
  • 1/2 tea­spoon of salt
  • 1/2 tea­spoon of bak­ing soda

Direc­tions:

  1. Pre­heat the oven to 350 degrees and prep your rolling sta­tion! (do your­self a favor and get some waxed paper to roll on.…)
  2. With an elec­tric mix­er, beat togeth­er the but­ter and sug­ar for about 2 min­utes.
  3. Add the eggs and lemon extract and beat until well com­bined.
  4. Add the remain­ing ingre­di­ents and mix it all up! You may need to use your hands for the last bit, since the dough will get pret­ty stiff.
  5. Knead that dough!
  6. Ready to roll?? Roll out some of the dough to about 1/4 inch height.
  7. Cut those cook­ies with some real­ly CUTE COOKIE CUTTERS!
  8. Bake for 5 1/2 to 7 min­utes or until them appear cooked. Don’t let them brown at all!
  9. Remove the cook­ies from the oven and let them cool on the bak­ing sheet for 3 min­utes and them move them onto a wire rack to cool com­plete­ly.

Cream Cheese Frost­ing:

Ingre­di­ents:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, room tem­per­a­ture
  • 4 table­spoons of but­ter, room tem­per­a­ture
  • 1/2 cup pow­dered sug­ar
  • 1 tea­spoon vanil­la

Direc­tions:

  1. Beat togeth­er the cream cheese and but­ter
  2. Slow­ly add in pow­dered sug­ar and vanil­la
  3. Get a whole bunch of gel food dyes and col­or that shit!!! col­ors are fun.
  4. Also, that’s total­ly it. Super easy, huh?

So, what do you think?