Cut Out Sugar Cookies
I have used this cut out cookie recipe for 40 years! The cookies are delicious to eat plain or to frost with your favorite icing. My eight year old granddaughter made these cookies, with my help of course, that’s how easy they are. The best part about this is that she gave me the heart cookie cutter for Christmas! These cookies freeze very well.
This is a few of our finished cookies.
I found this icing recipe from
http://www.Wilton.com under Cookie Icing
which uses meringue powder.
In a large mixing bowl (I use my stand
mixer but you can even mix by hand)
mix the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs one at a time.
Mix in each egg until combined.
Add the vanilla extract and combine.
In a small bowl, whisk the
dry ingredients together.
Add the dry ingredients a little at
a time to the batter, mixing well
after each addition until used up.
Once combined, remove
from the bowl and form a
few balls of cookie dough.
Roll the cookie dough out on a lightly
floured surface and using a cookie
cutter, make your shapes.
Place the cookies onto an ungreased
cookie sheet keeping them 1” apart.
I have found the best cookie sheet for
these cookies is an air bake cookie
sheet but any cookie sheet will work.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven
for 6 – 10 minutes or until the bottom just
starts to turn a light brown. Time depends
on the thickness of your cookies. Let the
cookies cool on a foil covered counter.
Frost or eat as is.
Cut Out Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups butter, (4 sticks) softened
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 7 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp cream of tartar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, or a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar. This can also be done by hand.
- Mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each added egg.
- Add vanilla extract and mix.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the batter until used up.
- Form a few balls of cookie dough and roll each one onto a clean, dry surface that has been dusted with flour.
- Cut the shapes into the dough with a cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheets, keeping the cookies 1″ apart.
- Bake for approximately 6 – 10 minutes (depending on the thickness of your cookies) or until they just start to brown.
- Place cooked cookies onto a foil covered counter to cool.
- Eat as is or frost with you favorite icing.
This makes a lot of cookies. I usually cut this recipe in half.