Are sugar cookies the only type cookies that can be used with cookie cutters? I'm not sure but they are the only ones I ever see in different shapes. So when I was given a Mustache Cookie Cutters by Fuzzy Ink I thought I guess I'm making some sugar cookies.
This cookie cutter set features three stainless steel mustache shaped cookie cutters. They measure around 4″W x 1.25-1.5″T but vary depending on which mustache you are using. Mustache shapes have many names but the three featured in this cookie cutter trio set are sometimes called The Walrus, Handle Bars, and The Cop. The cookie cutters feel durable and cut through dough like a breeze.
Personally, sugar cookies aren't really my thing. They are too plain for my tastes. I much prefer something with chocolate in them (or something like my peanut butter cookies). Surprisingly, the sugar cookie recipe I found turned out pretty good.
You will need a cup butter (softened), 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, an egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar.
Mix together the butter and confectioners' sugar until it's really smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Add the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill the dough for at least two hours. I let my dough sit in the fridge over night. Well, actually it was almost 2 nights because I got busy and didn't have time to make them. If this happens to you and you notice the dough is hard after coming out of the fridge, just pop it in the microwave for 30 second intervals under it's soft. Worked like a charm.
Once your dough has chilled preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll out the dough out to your desired thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
Place cookie cut outs about 1.5 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and cook for about 8 minutes. I would keep an eye on them around the 5 minute mark to make sure they aren't browning around the edges. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing them.
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