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Our Favorite Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Author Adapted from the Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Lg. Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 1/2 cups Soft Wheat Flour or All-Purpose

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Vanilla


  1. Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add each egg one at a time until incorporated. Mix in vanilla. 

  2. Shift your flour into a separate bowl. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Slowly add to the butter mixture with your mixer on low to medium speed. Mix until completely combined. 

  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for at least an hour or more to chill. 

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Taking small portions of the dough at a time, roll flat on a floured surface until about 1/4" thick. Dip your cutters in flour and cut out your cookies, placing them onto a cookie sheet. 

  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the bottoms are light golden brown. Place on a cookie sheet to completely cool. 

Vanilla Frosting

  1. Beat the butter and confections sugar together until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Once incorporated, add in your food coloring of choice and mix until combined. *Note - We typically divide our frosting up into separate bowls according to how many colors we want and then mix each color in by hand.*

  2. Immediately frost each cookie. If they frosting becomes too thick, place it in the microwave for about 10 seconds or until workable again. 

  3. Allow the frosting to set and then enjoy! These cookies keep for about two weeks in a sealed container. You can keep the uncooked dough in the fridge for a couple days before baking.