Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

READY IN: 36mins




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the flour/baking powder mixture one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. (The dough will be very stiff; blend the last flour in by hand.).
  • Do NOT chill the dough.
  • Divide dough into 2 balls.
  • On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut cookies into desired shapes, dipping cookie cutters in flour before each use.
  • Decorate with gel and crystal sprinkle decorations, if desired.
  • Bake on ungreased baking sheet on middle rack of oven for 6 to 10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned.
  • Cool 2 to 3 minutes before removing and cooling on a baking grid/cooling rack.
  • You can sprinkle cocoa powder on the cookies if desired (looks good if you're making reindeer shaped cookies).
  • Cookies may be frozen in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 months.