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.

Christmas Cut-Outs

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!

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