German Cut-Out Cookies

German Cut-Out Cookies

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"This is a family favorite. The dough is very easy to handle and no need to refrigerate. Great for the holidays!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 99 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with your favorite frostings or sprinkles if you like.
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Jenn in New England

Whipped these up in no time! The brown sugar made them much tastier and chewier than a sugar cookie made with white sugar. Like others, I rolled the dough between parchment paper to make it easier on myself... cut the cookies there and simply lifted the parchment paper onto the cookie sheet. Easier cleanup, and no mushed shapes! The cookies held their shapes well during cooking, even the ones I'd used the melon baller on. I highly recommend this recipe.


I was very please with this recipe. They turned out really tasty. I added a tsp of almond extract for a little more flavor. My son loved how fast he got to decorate them. No chilling time was very helpful with little ones. Tastes a little like chocolate chip cookies, minus the chocolate chips. Only downside is used them with a leaf cookie cutter and they puff up a lot so they looked more like clouds. But will defenitly use the recipe again! Thanks!!


good cookies, tasty, easy to roll out and cut. Would make again.