• 23 Ratings

Seven simple ingredients combine in these must-save sugar cookies. The classic recipe also includes homemade powdered sugar frosting.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
4 hrs
bake:
7 mins at 350° per batch
Yield:
about 3 dozen cookies
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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Cut-Out Sugar Cookies)

84 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 23mg; sodium 72mg; carbohydrates 10g; fiberg; protein 1g.

Powdered Sugar Frosting

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  • 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.

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Reviews

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
I¿ve been making these cookies for 60 years The recipe fell out of the original cookbook, had to go searching for it. Thank you BH&G!!!
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2017
Dough definitely needs to be kept refrigerated. When it warmed up it was very sticky, but the flavor was excellent. Cookies are soft and chewy. This will be my go-to sugar cookie recipe due to the number of ingredients.
Rating: Unrated
10/18/2013
this was GREAT!!! I really loved this recipe! 5 stars for sure! :)
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