Cut-Out Sugar Cookies 5.0 (3) 2 Reviews Seven simple ingredients combine in these must-save sugar cookies. The classic recipe also includes homemade powdered sugar frosting. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 12, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Bake Time: 7 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 3 dozen cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cup all-purpose flour Powdered Sugar Frosting 3 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon to as needed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl constantly. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, half at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch cookie or biscuit cutters, cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Decorate as desired. Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Powdered Sugar Frosting In a bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in additional milk , 1 tablespoon at a time, to make a frosting consistency. Tint with desired food coloring. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 84 Calories 4g Fat 10g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 84 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 72mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Protein 1g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.