Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies Recipe

How To Make Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

If you’re looking for easy and fun ways to decorate Christmas sugar cookies, this recipe is for you. Get ready to create fun shape cookies for the holidays.

Preparation: 2 hours
Cooking: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 48 minutes
Total: 5 hours



  • cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¾cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • 1large egg,at room temperature
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½tspalmond extract,optional flavor
  • royal icing,optional flavor


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on high speed until completely smooth and cream for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract (if using) and beat on high speed until combined for about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl and beat again as needed to combine.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. If the dough seems too soft, add 1 Tablespoon more flour until it is a better consistency for rolling.

  5. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment paper or a lightly floured silicone baking mat to about ¼-inch thickness.

  6. Stack the pieces with parchment paper between the two onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours and up to 2 days.

  7. Once chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  8. Remove one of the dough pieces from the refrigerator and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter(s). Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used. Repeat with 2nd dough piece.

  9. Arrange cookies on baking sheets 3 inches apart. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.

  10. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

  11. Decorate with royal icing.


  • Calories: 121.99kcal
  • Fat: 6.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.29g
  • Fiber: 0.32g
  • Sugar: 6.34g
  • Protein: 1.53g
  • Cholesterol: 23.00mg
  • Sodium: 35.86mg
  • Calcium: 11.81mg
  • Potassium: 17.90mg
  • Iron: 0.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.85µg
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