Cutout Sugar Cookies

Cutout Sugar Cookies are a classic, butter and sugar-based cookie dough recipe that can be used for cutout Holiday cookies, to make a Sugar Cookie Candy House, or as a base for other classic cookie recipes.

These cookies are perfect for decorating with Royal Icing! Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 8 MINUTES

yield:  5 DOZEN


– 2 cups granulated white sugar – 4 large eggs – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 5 cups all-purpose flour – 2 teaspoons baking powder – 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Make the Sugar Cookie Dough: In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, and Kosher salt and whisk to combine, set aside.

Step 1:

In the bowl of a stand mixer on low-medium speed, add the unsalted butter and sugar and cream the ingredients together until smooth and even.

Step 2:

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and stir until combined. Wrap the dough up and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight.

Step 3:

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