Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough

Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough

Sarah Zeigler 30

"This recipe always comes out perfect. My toddlers and I make these often. I throw the dough together in the morning and let it sit in the fridge. I take it out at dinner time to let it warm just a bit, and we roll them out and ice them after for dessert. You use different flavors of extract and add spices. For fall, I use maple extract and add cinnamon and nutmeg. I use my mixer to prepare dough and it comes together super easy."


1 h 10 m servings 135 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Blend egg and vanilla extract into the butter mixture.
  2. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; mix into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and let the dough warm to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough out onto a flat surface to about 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters; arrange onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake cookies until firm in the center, but not yet browning, 8 to 12 minutes. Let cool briefly on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Made these today with 3 pre-schoolers. Very easy dough to make and handle and kept the shape quite well. Maybe because it calls for confectioner's sugar instead of granulated. We didn't let t...

These cookies are very good! I just picked up a few new cookie cutters and I wanted to 'test' them out. This recipe was perfect because besides being super simple to mix up, it makes a smaller b...

This recipe was perfect to work with...I have a special needs daughter and this dough was great for her to work with! I was only able to chill it for about 10 minutes and it was so easy to roll ...

Dough was awful! 1/2 cup confectionary sugar wasn't enough to make a tasty dough

I will never, ever be afraid to make roll out cookies again! I have never had any luck making cut out cookies-they dough always breaks apart. This recipe was easy, tasty and made perfect cut out...

This was fantastic. I will make again for sure. My son is 5, and this IS GREAT for toddlers...NO FLOUR...I LOVE IT thanks for posting

This is the perfect sugar cookie cut out recipe ever! The best one I have tried! I used this to make my cut out cookies for Christmas, and the dough was so great to work with! Very easy to mix u...

super easy, I feel it needs more confectioners sugar lime 1 cup. really easy to work with and to decorate. It doesn't taste bad just a little more sugar.

These really are the best. Sooooo easy to use this dough with children and the cookies taste good too. So happy to have this recipe!