Shaped Vanilla Cookies

Shaped Vanilla Cookies


"These are soft, cake-like cookies, best with frosting. Roll them out thickly, and bake no more than 8 minutes. They will stay soft, and everyone raves over them. I use them as cutouts for holidays."


servings 326 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream together the margarine, sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Roll out (not too thin) and cut into any shape. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 minutes.
  3. I have used confectioner sugar frosting, or buttercream frosting, or even canned frosting ( if I'm desperate). Enjoy!
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  1. 70 Ratings


I have made these 3 times and each time had great results. Rave reviews too! I did use butter instead of margarine. I really like the fact that you don't have to refrigerate them before rolli...

These were great. Probably some of the best cookies I've ever made. I did a couple of things different. I used cake flour as opposed to all purpose. I dropped them top first into a mixture o...

Absolutely the BEST "sugar" cookie we have ever tried! Sililar to the soft butter cookies from the grocery store bakery and almost identical to the fudge topped Berger's Bakery cookie in Maryl...

This is exactly the kind of sugar cookie I want! It's thick and chewy and soft and sweet and vanilla-y! These are great to eat by themselves or with frosting. My only complaint is that 3 cups...

These were okay, a little too salty for a cookie but edible. I tried to roll them out but they were way too sticky. Definitely not a cut out cookie recipe. I scooped with a small cookie scoop an...

these cookies were really good. im only 13 and i had no trouble making the cookies(im not good at cooking). i had some of my friends try them and they all wanted the recipe. after i backed them ...

This recipe is awesome! I made them last night and today they are still soft, chewy, and delicious. I put a little food coloring in the dough and then put it in the refrigerator for about 30 mi...

This was a really easy, great to roll and cut out cookie!!! Thank you for posting this, I made this recipe twice, the first time I followed as directed, the second time I used 1/2 cup butter, 1/...

Very nice! I was looking for a good basic cookie base, for chocolate chip cookies and such, and this one works well. I used baking powder, instead of soda, because I don't like the taste of soda...