Buttery Cut-Out Cookies
Buttery Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Buttery Cut-Out Cookies

Cut-out cookies with cream cheese are slightly flakier, softer and richer than traditional butter cut-out cookies.

45 min
03 hrs 20 min


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups all-purpose flour

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half; wrap in each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  October 24, 2017

Love, love, love this recipe!!! It is the PERFECT cut out cookie recipe. I make it every year around Christmas and they are always a hit with just a tad bit of royal icing on top. With such delicate flavor... Perfection.

— says Ashley
  December 06, 2015

I love the taste of these sugar cookie cut-outs! Have made them the last three years;ever since I came across the recipe. Yum!

— says Becky
  November 21, 2015

My all time favorite cookie recipe. If I make only one batch of cookies for Christmas, or any other time, this is my go to recipe. I try to make extra to freeze and have on hand when grandkids need something to do.

— says LyndaRose
  November 22, 2011

I found this recipe 18 years ago and I have made it every Christmas since. I cut them out and then frost with colored vanilla frosting then sprinkles. My family requests them as gifts so I package them with other cookies and fudge. No complaints here.

— says Malissa
  February 13, 2009

This cookie has allmost no flavor, it needs frosting or chocolate to make it worth eating, however they look great.

— says maggie
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