While I was home for fall break I went to Ikea with my sister. She wanted to find cabinets for a bar area she plans on remodeling in her house. You can’t just walk to the section of the store that you want; you have to look at EVERYTHING. And that’s the joy of Ikea.
We found ourselves in the kitchen area and I saw an adorable moose cookie cutter. It was part of a set that included a fox, snail, squirrel, and porcupine. My sister said she’d buy it for me as long as I promised to make cookies and take pictures of the results. Thus, I bring you, cut out cookies!
…but like, real simple, not time consuming, and cheap ones. I’ll save the real cut out cookies for when I’m home for Christmas.
CUT OUT COOKIES
1 pkg. sugar cookie mix
½ c. butter
1 tbs. water
1 large egg
5 tbs. powdered sugar (plus more for dusting the counter)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 tbs. water
Prepare the cookie dough as the package tells you too. The bag I bought said to mix the package with ½ c. softened butter, 1 tbs. water, and one large egg. Once it’s mixed and forms a dough, pat it into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for about an hour. Keeping the dough in the fridge will make it easier to handle when rolling it out.
Preheat the oven to 375.
After the dough is firm, use powdered sugar to dust the counter to make sure the dough doesn't stick to the counter. Roll it out to about ¼ inch thick, and begin cutting.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 7 minutes.
I let my cookies cool over night, and then this morning I made up a glaze for them. In a small bowl, combine the 5 tbs. powdered sugar with the extracts and water. Mix well. After the glaze is mixed thoroughly, use a spoon to lightly coat the cookies. The cookies are already pretty sweet, so I just wanted to do a light glaze to not over power them with sugar.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.