It’s Cookie Time


In our house most years we have at least one or two decorating traditions. German Cut-out Cookies and Train Villages are two of our favorites. This year it was Gabby and her friends continued the tradition with our German Cut-out cookies.  I love it when our kids and their friends can get together and have so much fun!  It was a great evening and we enjoyed having them all over.  They are an amazing group of girls!!


I have been using this recipe for as long as I can remember, at least 15-20 years. I don’t recall where I found it, but it is such a great recipe and easy to use.

The recipe uses 4 cups of flour so it makes a lot of cookies. I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the girls as they enjoyed a fun evening making them.  I am also throwing in a few pictures of Roger and the kids from our decorating last year.  (Thanks for allowing me the indulgence of lots of pictures for this post).

1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

½ cup karo syrup (light corn syrup)

1T lemon juice

1 egg

4 cups flour

¼ t salt


  • Put first 5 ingredients in a bowl or mixer and combine well.
  • Add flour and salt and chill 1 hour. I like to split dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap to chill.
  • Take one out at a time to roll out. This is a great dough to work with, just flour surface and roll out and cut out your shapes and place on greased cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


Decorate however you would like…have fun!!  Please send me pictures of your decorating fun!