I'm making cutouts. What is a good sugar cookie recipe?

I'm looking for a good sugar cookie recipe for cut out cookies to decorate and also a recipe for the icing, too....thanks to any replies.


Asked by Jmcelroy at 2:56 PM on Nov. 17, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Try allrecipes.com

    Answer by amydh at 3:53 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • there is a reason why people ask for recipies on here, not to go look at some . com deal

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • omg, I have been looking for the same thing. I bought some cookie cutters and decorating stuff. I really wanted to make them from scratch but havn't found any good recipes . I bought the bookie mix in the package to try. Havnt made them yet. If you get a good recipe let me know.

    Answer by jaceyrayesmom at 4:44 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • i will ask my mom she makes alot of this stuff for the holidays and the sugar cookies she makes melt in your mouth

    Answer by semiwife at 4:58 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla
    3 c all-purpose flour
    1 1/4 tsp baking powder

    Blend butter & sugar until fluffy. Add egg & vanilla, mix until just combined. Add flour & baking powder in intervals. Dough will seem as if doesn't have enough moisture but continue to mix until combined. Shape into disk & wrap in plastic wrap & put in fridge until firm. Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper to desired thickness (thicker cookies will be softer and chewier, thinner cookies will be more crispy). Cut out with cookie cutters and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for one minute and then transfer to wire rack. Allow cookie sheet to cool thoroughly before placing uncooked dough on it. Decorate cookies with Royal Icing and sprinkles. Can be stored in freezer undecorated for 2 months.

    Answer by jespeach at 5:57 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    2 cups sugar
    2 large eggs
    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Mix butter and sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in 2 eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed. Gradually mix in flour, baking powder, and salt.
    Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out with cookie cutters; transfer cookies to parchment-lined baking sheets. Freeze 15 minutes.

    Bake until edges turn golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

    Answer by jespeach at 5:57 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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