Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Yum! These classic cut-out sugar cookies also include a scrumptious homemade powdered sugar frosting.
Photo by Meredith M.
Adapted from bhg.com

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

267

minutes

SERVINGS

3

dozen

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

267

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Adapted from bhg.com

Ingredients

  • CUT-OUT SUGAR COOKIES:

  • 3/4

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • POWDERED SUGAR FROSTING:

  • 3

    cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1

    tablespoon milk or as needed

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies: 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°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.

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