Sugar Cookie Recipe for HRM Cookie Cutters

So, a while ago I was reading a very entertaining post on TheSurfingPizza.com about a failed attempt at making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sugar cookies. A common problem, the dough got stuck in the very detailed cookie cutters. I mentioned in the comments I have a sugar cookie recipe that has never failed me yet with my vintage plastic HRM cookie cutters, and someone messaged me asking for that recipe. I dug it up and also found some old pictures of cookies I made with it once upon a time, and I am pleased to share with you all.

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Now, in case you wonder if this is legit, these are some of the cookie cutters I’ve used in the past. Not all of them are HRM cookie cutters, but they are similarly very detailed.

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The cowboy is my favorite, but look how his legs connect at the bottom.

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This can be tricky, but the dough worked perfectly.

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I have veganized the original recipe and halved it since I have never needed to make 100 sugar cookies at one time. This smaller batch will yield approximately 4 dozen cookies, depending on the shape and size of your cookie cutters.

HRM Sugar Cookies
Ener-G Egg Replacer equivalent to one egg
1 1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C margarine
3/4 C non dairy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla (I don’t halve it bc I like the taste)
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 C flour

Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, mix first six ingredients. Add flour and baking powder and mix until dough forms.
Remove small portions of dough and roll out to 1/4″ thickness. Cut into shapes.
Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake approximately 8 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. DO NOT OVER BAKE or cookies will be hard!

Dough may be frozen for later use. Make Sugar & Spice Cookies by adding a little cinnamon, all spice, and clove.

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I guess I only have one simple, unoriginal tip. Dip the cutters in flour, shake off excess flour. You should not need to grease the cookie cutters.

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By the way, did you know you can still buy HRM cookie cutters today? It’s true! One day I hope to collect them all. You can order them online at CookieCutters.com.

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Happy Cookie Cutting!!

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