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Teekuchen Cut Out Cookies

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 37 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: German American


My grandfather's classic Christmas cookie recipe is a family favorite. Steeped in tradition, this holiday cookie recipe is as fun to make as it is to eat.


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°.
  2. With electric or stand mixer, mix flour, salt and powdered sugar together.
  3. Mix in butter.
  4. Beat egg, but only use 2 teaspoons of egg in batter
  5. Add vanilla and blend well.
  6. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. Roll out chilled dough on floured surface to 1/8" thickness
  8. Cut out using cookie cutters
  9. Use balance of egg mixture to brush tops of each cookie.
  10. Sprinkle with colored sugar (and chopped nuts if you choose).
  11. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes

Keywords: cookies, Christmas, holiday, baking, cookie recipe, sugar cookie, cut out, teekuchen, cookie, sugar

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