Thursday, December 12, 2013
Christmas Cut-outs - Busy Mom Version
I'm gonna get a lot of flack for this recipe. It starts with a cake mix (go ahead Kristy, gimme your best eye rolls and groans!). It also happens to be derivative of a recipes I've shared before, the Cake Mix Cookies. It's been updated and enhanced a little bit for use as cutouts.
Yesterday, it snowed. A lot. And even though we're homeschoolers, and had schoolwork to do, all of our out-of-the-house activities got cancelled. My oldest and I spent part of our day preparing doughs for Christmas Cookies. A double batch of Ultimate Snickerdoodles, PB Kiss and Oatmeal Scotchies. While the kids played in the snow and built a snowman, I watched from the kitchen window while preparing this dough on my own. While hubby took my youngest to gymnastics, I rolled out the dough and baked them.
Today, we had a light agenda, so we decorated the cookies. It was lots of fun. Made memories.
1 Box Baker's Corner Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick Country Creamer Butter, softened
2 Golden Hen Eggs
1 tsp Stonemill Essentials Pure Vanilla Extract
In a mixer, mix together butter, cake mix, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
Place in a baggie and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350.
Roll out dough on a well-floured surface. Use floured cookie cutters and cut out. Place on a greased cookie sheet about 1 1/2 apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges are JUST starting to get golden.
Remove from oven and allow cooling on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before trying to remove them. Once cooled, decorate with Baker's Corner Vanilla frosting and Christmassy sprinkles!