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Colorful Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Your kids will love making these cookies -- especially when it's time to decorate!
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Serves: Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
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1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Vanilla Icing:, (recipe follows)
"M&M's"® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, for decoration

In large bowl cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Wrap and refrigerate dough 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Working with half the dough at a time on lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8-inch (3mm) thickness. Cut into desired shapes using 3-inch (75mm) cookie cutters.

Using rigid spatula carefully transfer to ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Frost with Vanilla Icing and decorate with "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits.

Store in tightly covered container. If stacking cookies, place parchment or waxed paper between layers.

Vanilla Icing:
6 tablespoons butter
4 cups (945mL) powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Beat 6 tablespoons butter and 4 cups (945mL) powdered sugar until well blended; add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Blend in 3 to 4 tablespoons milk, one tablespoon at a time, until of spreading consistency. Divide icing evenly into small bowls, one per color. Add food coloring until mixtures are of desired color

Short cut:
Roll out store-bought refrigerated dough and cut out shapes with cookie cutter. Bake and cool as directed. Add food coloring to instant frosting; frost cookies. Decorate with "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits. Store in tightly covered container. If stacking cookies, place parchment or waxed paper between layers.

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