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Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

These crisp sugar cut-out cookies can be decorated to capture the spirit of your occasion.

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20 min
Prep Time
3 hrs
Total Time



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder


3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Place, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint frosting with food color, if desired. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired.

Tip #1

Sandwich Cookies: Spread frosting on bottom of one cookie; top with another cookie.

Chocolate Dipped Cookies: Melt 2 cups real semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until melted. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

Drizzled Cookies: Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate as directed above.

Tip #2

- For easy decorating, spoon frosting into resealable plastic food bag. Cut off tip of one corner to create a decorating tip.

Tip #3

- After frosting has set, place sheet of waxed paper between cookies. Store in airtight container up to 5 days or freeze unfrosted cookies in airtight container up to 3 months.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

80 Calories
3.5 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
45 Sodium (mg)
11 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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