Cut-Out Cookies

Cut-Out Cookies

Elaine Ogden 0

"Given to me by an aunt that made the most delicious Christmas cookies I have ever tasted!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 402 cals

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  1. Mix together flour, shortening, white sugar, baking powder and eggs. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and salt.
  2. Refrigerate dough for easier roll-out. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes (watch carefully). Add glaze to cooled cookies.
  3. To Make Glaze: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, water (to desired consistency), 1/2 tsp. vanilla and preferred food color for cookie icing. Decorate with favorite sprinkles.
Tips & Tricks
How to Make Sugar Cookies

Watch how to make the essential holiday cookie.

How to Make Cookies

Follow this simple recipe for perfect homemade cookies.

Rate recipe

Your rating


Reviews 34

  1. 36 Ratings

Sharmon Trahan

For those who found the recipe to crumbly, I have some advice to mix better: first cream shortening and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla and mix well until creamy. Then mix flour,baking powder and salt.Add dry to wet ingredience a little at a time until you are able to mix it all in. Save the confectioners sugar for the glaze! Wonderful cookie, my kids loved them and I even took a picture for the web site!

Karen Lee

I think some reviewers added the powdered sugar as part of the cookie recipe. All that is needed to bring the dough together is a bit of milk. I also added about 1/4 cup more sugar. It's a great roll out recipe!


There is something missing from this recipe the dough is crumbly and is not able to be roled out for cut outs.