Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Rolled sugar cookies ready for decorating. With a new method for mixing there’s no need to soften the butter or chill the dough before cutting out cookies!

32
cookies
35 min
PREP TIME
45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

1 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter cut into chunks

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sugar and cold butter into bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract; beat until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined.

  4. STEP 4

    While removing dough from bowl, knead to incorporate crumbs and form a smooth dough. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut into shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown around edges. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Tip #1

If planning to cut with intricate cutters, chill dough 30 minutes before rolling and cutting. This ensures your cookies will hold their detailed shape. 

Nutrition

120Calories
6Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
85Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  October 07, 2017

The recipe was simple and my cutouts held their shape perfectly! They taste great too!

— says Emily
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  February 05, 2017

These were excellent. I made this in my food processor then rolled and cut out. I also omitted the baking powder so my cut out cookies dont spread. Delicious!

— says Tanya
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