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The Best Easy Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe

This recipe will be your new go-to recipe for Cutout Sugar Cookies. It's that perfect!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Chill1 hour
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cookies, frosting, sugar cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (when you are ready to bake the cooking AFTER you chill the dough)
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Then add vanilla only until mixed.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Next, add into the dough mixture just until combined. 
  • Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight if you have time).
  • Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes.
  • Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Cool completely before frosting