The Best Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs W/ Icing

"This recipe makes about a MILLION of the best sugar cookies I've ever had! I'm not sure exactly how many...6 dozen was a guess...maybe more! The icing dries to be nice and firm. Perfect for stacking."
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Ready In:
6 dozen




  • In a very large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Add butter, sugar, evaporated milk and mix well.
  • Add a tiny amount of water to the baking soda (just enough to stir) and add to the bowl.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together; blend gradually into cookie mixture.
  • Chill until easily handled.
  • Grease and flour cookie sheets.
  • Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Ice cooled cookies Icing: Sift powdered sugar into a bowl.
  • Add evaporated milk and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add food color if desired.

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  1. Jadelabyrinth
    I will second scrmnmimione in that this dough was very tough! I did chill the dough, but only after rolling it out between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and even then the dough was very difficult to roll out. I cannot imagine trying to roll it out after it was chilled. I like nutmeg quite a bit, so I didn't hesitate to add the stated amount. I followed the recipe, other than halving it, and got 61 2-inch round cookies. The cookies, after cooling, were hard. I measured them against the cookie cutter I used and they gained about an 1/8" all the way around for a total of about 1/4" in spread. The dough smelled strange for a sugar cookie, though not bad. After the first bite, I told my husband they tasted like something else, but I couldn't place it. He said fortune cookies, and he was right! They are hard like and taste like fortune cookies. Not what I was looking for in a sugar cookie cut-out at all.
  2. scrmnmimione
    Not a very good sugar cookie recipe. The dough was tough not silky. I was very unsure of using the nutmeg also. I've done sugar cookies for 35 years and will not be using this one again. Huge waste of flour! Definitely don't chill this dough if you are going to use it.
  3. basilbuns
    I made these without the nutmeg and they were so easy to roll and baked up perfectly. Good taste and the frosting was easy to use and dried nice and hard. I cant wait to make them again.
  4. MumTo3
    These were ok. The kids liked them but to me I prefer the cream cheese cut out cookie and so did they. Good for a solid cookie that does not crumble and good to decorate even if the taste is not a 5 star.
  5. JunebugEve
    Just made these for the first time. Very easy to roll out. Couldn't figure out if the nutmeg was really an ingredient???? Didn't use it. Cookies held their shape. A little on the bland side. I also added a little almond extract with the about 40 cookies using a large Wilton Snowman cutter.



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