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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Week!

To celebrate this fun holiday, I made my FAVORITE cut-out sugar cookies. I’m pretty sure my mom taught me how to make these cut-out sugar cookies at age 3. And for as long as I can remember, I have been making these cookies every year, especially during the Christmas season.

But these cookies are just too good to only be made during the traditional holiday season. So I thought what better way to celebrate my LOVE for all of YOU then sharing these heart-shaped, soft cut-out sugar cookies!

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:

IMPORTANT: When adding the flour mixture, you don’t want to over mix the dough meaning you still want to see some flour in the dough. Over-mixing leads to flat cookies and no one likes a flat cookie.

Make sure to plan ahead because you will need to chill the dough for at least 1 hour, sorry their is no way around it. Or you can also leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight or up to 3 days. I like to keep my dough in the fridge overnight but if your short on time, all you need is 1 hour of dough chilling time.

To make sure all your cookies are the same thickness, I like to use an adjustable rolling pin or these super cool rolling pin rings. I also used this super cute Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter to make these Cut-Out Sugar Cookies but you can use any shape cookie cutter you would like depending on the holiday or occasion.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE CUT-OUT SUGAR COOKIES:

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Yield: 3-4 Dozen Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes (includes chilling time)

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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Ingredients:

CUT-OUT SUGAR COOKIES:
  • 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
VANILLA ICING:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 4 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • sprinkles, for topping

Directions:

MAKE CUT-OUT SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH:

STEP 1: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

STEP 2: Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

STEP 3: Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined.

STEP 4: Add flour mixture, alternating with the heavy whipping cream. Mix until just combined, so not over mix!

STEP 5: Divide dough into 4 pieces, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.

ROLL, CUT, & BAKE:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 6: Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick.

STEP 7: Using a cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes.

STEP 8: Place cookie shapes onto prepared baking pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before icing and decorating.

MAKE VANILLA ICING:

STEP 9: In a medium sized bowl, stir together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Mix in corn syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract and stir until smooth and glossy.

STEP 10: Ice cooled cookies and decorate with sprinkles. Let icing settle on cookies for a minute or two before enjoying.

*Store cookies in an container at room temperature for up to 7 days. UNFROSTED Cut-Out Cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months. When your ready to bake the frozen cookies, you will not need to thaw them, just place the cut-out cookies onto baking sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes.

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!

BAKING TOOLS I USED TO MAKE THESE COOKIES:

Check out more of my Cookie Recipes

Try these Eggnog Cut-Out Cookies next!

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5 Responses to “Cut-Out Sugar Cookies”

  1. Karin R. — April 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    i tried this recipe two days ago for the first time.  I’ve made them three times since then.  these cookies ate absolutely delicious and easy to make.  only problem I’ve  had is that i can’t bake them as fast as my family devours them!! 
    thank you so very much for sharing.

  2. Justine | Cooking and Beer — February 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I get super excited every time I see a new sugar cookie recipe from you, Jenn! This one is no different! So cute!

  3. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze — February 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    These cookies look perfect for valentines day and the step by step photos are terrific! Pinned!! 😉 

  4. Nicole - Coking for Keeps — February 10, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Adorable! 

  5. Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 10, 2015 at 6:04 am

    I’ll take all the cookies. These are adorable! 

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