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These cookies were very good. My family usually only likes to decorate cut cookies, not eat them, as they tend to be dry and flavorless. (I think my husband ate most of them!) Good flavor and they rolled out and cut extremely well. I used a tip from another recipe and rolled out with powdered sugar rather than flour, which probably helped the flavor.

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D. Duckie October 07, 2008

BEST COOKIE RECIPE IN ALL THE LAND!!!! I made them, decorated them, and then used them to decorate a cake. I'm so proud of myself! These cookies have a very nice flavor, something you don't get very often from a regular sugar cookie. Even with just royal icing they taste great. I used another recipe from a well know chef and they were bland and much more work to make than these. I will continue to use this recipe for all my cut out cookies! I followed the recipe, and did not try to "improve" it. I did use powder sugar to roll them out as well as putting it in between wax paper. Simply AWESOME!

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vinmatt64 January 05, 2013

I made these cookies for my son's birthday and used a buttercream icing (Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (From Sprinkles Cupcakes)), which really made them taste special. I increased the sugar to 1 cup because I prefer my cookies a little sweeter. The first batch I made I refrigerated overnight but found that made the dough very difficult to work with. The next batch I decided to refrigerate for only a few hours and that worked much better. I had to use a lot of flour on the pastry mat and also on the rolling pin to keep them from sticking, and I found that I couldn't re-roll the dough more than once before it got too sticky and had to be refrigerated again. I froze several of the cookies (unfrosted) and have pulled them out over the past week to frost and eat them, and they taste just as good as they did fresh! I plan to use this recipe often!

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fairsinger April 26, 2010

Easy to throw together and when properly cooled, the dough is easy to work with. I was out of butter so used margarine instead - the cookies were good, but they surely taste even better when made with butter.

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CoffeeBean December 08, 2008

Very good flavor, and so easy to roll, family loved them :)

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Grammabobbie December 04, 2012

They kept their shape and were very easy to make and cut. Love this one.

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GrannyDory December 15, 2011

These are the best cutout sugar cookies I've tried! I've made a couple batches now and they've both been great. I followed the recipe exactly and I love it. If you're concerned about transferring the cookies to the pan, cut them out on parchment paper & transfer the whole thing to your cookie sheet. Just be sure to keep an inch or so between the cookies as you cut them. This is especially nice when the kids are helping because you don't have to be so careful & they still enjoy taking the dough out from between the cookies. I've used both Kittencal's frosting for cut out cookies and a buttercream frosting and they're both great. Thanks so much for this recipe -- I've always stayed away from cutouts because they never seemed worth the effort but these are delicious!

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jw26pt2 December 22, 2010

Easiest cookie dough I've ever worked with including several on RecipeZaar that say they are the best. I used Kittencal's icing that hardens and they are perfect. I love a lemony cookie and added the zest of one lemon. Two would have been even better IMHO.

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No MSG! December 24, 2009

As promised...the dough was easy to work with and held its shape well in the oven. These were very yummy. I made two different recipes, side by side and both were excellent. it was hard to tell them apart but the slight tang from the cream cheese gave these cookies a subtly unique taste...not overbearing at all. Great recipe!

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mama2four December 14, 2009

Absolutely delicious! My three year old loved helping me make them. I did substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract. I also used powdered sugar to roll out the cookies, as opposed to flour. Yum! We will definately be making them again!

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karalyn5272 December 09, 2009
Buttery Cut-Out Christmas Cookies