There is a story I have to tell with this recipe. When I was in 7th grade, I wanted to make the cut out cookies for Christmas. I had helped numerous times and mom left me in the kitchen on my own. The recipe card said in parenthesis DOUBLE RECIPE. I thought that meant to double the recipe. Oh no, the recipe had already been doubled. I had flour all over me and all over the kitchen! Mom laughed and laughed. I don't think there has ever been a time since then that I don't think about that when I make these cookies. Good memories! :)
1 cup dairy-free margarine
1 cup dairy-free shortening
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs (replace with 1 cup applesauce to make egg-free)
5 cups all purpose flour (check your labels, here! I was surprised)
Mix all ingredients in a LARGE bowl (remember, this is a doubled recipe). Flour working surface and rolling pin lightly. Take a portion of the dough and roll flat with a rolling pin to desired thickness. Use cut-outs to make shaped cookies. Transfer cookies to a greased cookie sheet. Cook for about 10 minutes at 375. Yield: approximately 75 cookies.
While the first batch is cooking, make more cut-outs for the next batch.
Use my Frosting for Cut-Out Cookies for fun and to sweeten the cookies up a bit. They are not a very sweet cookie on their own.