Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - Join the WOTV 4 Women Crew for the Holiday Cookie Exchange! Our experts are sharing their favorite holiday baking recipes including this festive holiday treat that your kids will love from Maranda!
Baking during the holidays is a fun activity that kids love to help with. Cookies make great gifts for teachers, neighbors or friends and having the kids help make them gives your gift a special touch. Here is a really easy recipe I like from my friend Shari Steinbach at Meijer. It's simple to make, doesn't take long and the cookies taste delicious. Enjoy!- Maranda
Maranda's Shortcut Sugar Cookies
1 - 17.5 oz. pkg. Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1 - Egg
1 - Stick of butter (1/2 cup)
Cookie cutters, decorator writing icing, string licorice, candies, dipping chocolate, canned icing, colored sugar and sprinkles
1. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.
2. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and let stand for 10 minutes. Lightly dust rolling pin and rolling surface with flour. Roll a "handful" of dough 1/4" thick and cut shapes using your cookie cutters. Place on cookies sheets lined with parchment paper. Add leftover cut out dough to the batch of remaining dough. Repeat rolling and cutting until all dough is used.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely.
4. Decorate as desired.
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