Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

30 cookies
27 Minutes

Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies are the perfect cookie to decorate for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any holiday for that matter. Let’s face it, all the holidays deserve this sweet treat. Grab the simple ingredients and get ready to start baking!

I wouldn’t say I’m great at decorating cookies, but I sure do love eating them! This simple sugar cookie is the perfect cookie to pile high with frosting and sprinkles.

And, if you’re all about making memories and traditions, you’re notgoing to want to pass up on this fun activity. Don’t stress about making them perfect, just enjoy the process and the memories you’ll be making while with friends and family.

Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe details

  • 30 cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes|Cook time: 12 Minutes|Total time: 27 Minutes






In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer) cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and well-combined.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Gradually add all the dry ingredients to the wet until completely combined.
Divide cookie dough into two equal parts.
Between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out the dough to 1/4" in. Flip the paper a couple of times to ensure that the dough rolls out evenly.
Do the same with the second piece of dough.
Place the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Once dough has finished chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.
Generously dust a clean surface with flour. Remove the dough from the parchment paper and place on the work surface. Lightly flour the dough and begin cutting out the dough with cookie cutters.
If the dough begins to stick add more flour.
Take any leftover dough, form a ball, and roll out again to 1/4" thick. Cut the remaining dough with cookie cutters.
Using a spatula place cut out dough onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-11 minutes. Cook just until the edges begin to brown. Let cookies rest on cookie sheet until they are firm enough to move to a cooling rack.


Mix sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Add more additional milk to get the consistency you prefer.
Be sure cookies are cooled completely before icing.


  • If the dough gets warm while cutting out cookies, roll out between parchment paper and chill for another 15 minutes.
  • The number of cookies will depend on the thickness and the size of cookie cutters used.

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