Best Butter Cookies (Cutouts)

Total Time
2hrs 9mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 9 mins

These cookies are one of my many usual cutout cookie recipes for Christmas cookies. Prep time includes chill time for dough. From Land O Lakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add in egg and beat well. Beat in orange juice and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder and gradually beat inches.
  3. Chill dough for about 1 hour.
  4. After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 400.
  5. Roll dough on to lightly floured surface to about 1/8-1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Sprinkle w/ colored sugars, if desired.
  6. Bake at 400 for 6-9 minutes (depending on cookie size) or until edges just slightly golden.
Most Helpful

I made these cookies for Valentines day and for a baby shower. I bought heart cutouts for valentines day and added pink sugar crystals and I bought various cookie cutters related to a new baby and added blue crystals. This was a hit at the party! Everyone wanted the recipe, meanwhile it was my first time making it. They came out so perfect and the recipe is so simple. Thanks!

dalangi December 28, 2007