Cut-out Sugar Cookies Recipe

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These sugar cookies are fun to decorate and delicious to eat, making them ideal for Christmas parties or cozy baking sessions!


FOR THE COOKIES: – 1 cup (226g) salted butter, softened* – 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 2 large eggs – 2 & 1/2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour – 3/4 teaspoon baking powder – 3/4 teaspoon salt FOR THE ROYAL ICING: – 3 cups (330g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted – 3 tablespoons whole milk – 2 tablespoons light corn syrup – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – gel food coloring, optional – sprinkles for decorating, optional

Making cookies: Cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

Step 1 


Mix flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth. On a clean surface, divide the dough into two equal portions.

Step 2

Wrap each half tightly in plastic wrap as a flat disk. Cool for an hour in the fridge. Heat the oven to 350°F. Lining baking sheets with silicone.

Step 3

Place chilled dough on floured surface. Roll dough 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. (Thick cookies are softer.) To avoid sticking, flour the dough and rolling pin.

Step 4

Cut cookie shapes with cookie cutters. Use all remaining dough by gathering and rerolling. If the dough cracks, wait 5–10 minutes before rolling.

Step 5

Place cut cookies in pans. Each pan should bake for 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool completely before icing.

Step 6

TO MAKE ROYAL ICING: Smoothly mix confectioners' sugar, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla. Divide icing into bowls and mix in gel food color for colored icings.

Step 7

Transfer the icing to piping bags and cut the tip with scissors to allow the icing to flow with a little pressure. Sprinkle sprinkles on icing-piped cookie

Step 8

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