Spring Cut-Out Butter Cookies Recipes

Springtime Butter Cookies

These easy cut-out sugar cookies are perfect for a special occasion.

45 min.prep time 9:05total time
36 cookies
1 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Glaze

5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Food color, if desired
Decorator sugars and candies, if desired

Directions

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2- to 2 1/2-inch assorted cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, water, 2 tablespoons butter and corn syrup in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until powdered sugar is moistened. Continue beating, gradually adding additional water if necessary, until desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

Glaze cooled cookies. Place onto cooling rack over waxed paper. Decorate with additional glaze, decorator sugars and candies as desired. Let stand 6 hours or overnight until hardened.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 170

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 95mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11129b©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

The best ever butter cookie. Simple to make and fun to frost.
Try it, I know you will fall in love with these cookies!

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
5 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Or
Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Submit
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval

Message:

Your friend thought you might be interested in Springtime Butter Cookies

Latest Blog

Raspberry Mint Roulade – Spring is Here!
April 18, 2014 by Mallory

I don’t know about you, but I feel as though the past winter lasted an entire year, if not longer. I’ve never really been a winter person (even though I was born and raised in the Midwest), but this year seemed especially harsh. With snow storm after snow storm, we didn’t get much of a break. And that’s why I’m so glad spring is finally here! More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.

FPO IMAGE

YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.

    Close

    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.


    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required
    Submit

    Thanks.

    Your question has been submitted.



    Close Window

    Email: