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This Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe has been my favorite for 10 years. It’s the best for using with cutters and is delicious and buttery!


I use it for holiday cookies and everything in between!



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Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe
Serves: 24 large cut out cookies
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups room temperature butter~salted (4 sticks)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder together.
  3. In your stand mixer cream butter and sugar together.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla mixing until combined and smooth, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
  5. With mixer on low add in your flour mixture and mix until the dough comes together.
  6. Divide dough into 3 sections and on a floured working surface roll dough to approx ¼″ thick. Using your desired cutter(s) to cut out shapes, placing on baking sheet 1½″ apart.
  7. Place cookie sheets in fridge for 20-30 minutes to chill your dough.
  8. Preheat oven to 350° and bake chilled cookies for 8-10 minutes depending on size of cookie.
  9. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
Cookie can be cut out and baked and frozen airtight for up to a month.

Store baked cookies airtight for up to a week.


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  3. staci Johnson Reply

    Excited to try

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  5. Tam Reply

    What a Fabulous Recipe! A Perfect Sugar Cookie! Thank you!

  6. Jessica Grant Reply

    If I wanted to make them chocolate sugar cookies would I need to add anything additional besides cocoa powder?

    • Shelly Reply


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