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Q&A: How do you make sugar cookie dough proper for use with cookie cutters?

Question by Chitters: How do you make sugar cookie dough proper for use with cookie cutters?
I want to make Valentine’s cookies for my boyfriend. WalMart has some neat holiday cookie cutters that I’d love to use, but every time I use cookie cutters, they warp when I bake them.

Either the dough’s too soft and it kind of melts, or it’s super thick and sticky and it sticks to the cutter, or my hands.

I’d love to make them by hand, without using “pop and roll” dough from Pillsbury.

Best answer:

Answer by gakire
I use the one off the flour bag on Gold Medal

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar or colored sugar

1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
2. Heat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
3. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
4. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Tips:
Use small batches and refridgerate the rest while you work.
Dip you cutters in powder sugar before you cut.

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What is the proper name for these Italian cookies?

Question by _: What is the proper name for these Italian cookies?
I can’t find one. It just says “Italian cookies”

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/gallery.php?rid=150443

Best answer:

Answer by CorpCityGrl
Those are simply Italian Butter cookies. Because you use a pastry bag or a cookie press to make them, you can also sometimes see recipes for cookies called “Spritz” cookies which are the same thing. These cookies are very versatile and can be flavored and coated and sandwiched and melt in your mouth.

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