December 10: White Velvet Cut-Outs


I started this recipe last night since it has to chill in the fridge for awhile. I don’t have picture of me mixing together the dough, since it’s pretty basic and I feel like you all have seen enough pictures of flour in my mixing bowl.

So this morning, I took out the dough and went to work. Now that I’m done with school for the semester, I theoretically have time to do cut-outs.


Instead of my normal bell cookie cutter, I wanted to try something I saw on the internet–triangle trees, cut with just a pizza cutter.


Worked out pretty well.


I realized that isosceles triangles look better than equilateral, but since Mr. Harris (my high school geometry teacher) wasn’t here to yell at me about the difference, I just triangle-d in all different ways.


I baked them as instructed, and went to work on the frosting. Now, online, the Christmas trees were in odd colors. Hey, I’m all about odd colors.


I did my best to recreate what I saw on the internet. I mean, I could have brought it up, but that would have been no challenge at all.


But when it came time to do the teal, it got a little messy. So I decided to just do some graffiti frosting drizzle at the end.


Eh. They’ll do. ūüôā



White Velvet Cut Outs

(from Gooseberry Patch’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies)

1 c. butter, softened                           1 egg yolk

3 oz. cream cheese, softened              1/2 t vanilla

1 c sugar                                          2 1/2 c flour

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Beat in sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla, then stir in flour. Gather dough in a ball and chill overnight. To prepare, pre heat oven to 350. Rolll dough out to 3/16″ and cut into desired shapes. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are light brown.