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The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

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The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

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If you want the excitement of Christmas started in your home just make a batch of cut out cookies. Pull out the sprinkles, cookie cutters, and rolling pin and enjoy the huge smiles on your kid’s face.

The entire process of cut out cookies at Christmas, fill your home with giggles, and laughter & smells of Christmas.  Put on your favorite Christmas music & you have fun with the whole family.

The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

Some of the sweetest & tender moments of Christmas with your kids, with memories that last a lifetime, will be in your kitchen surrounded by sprinkles frosting & flour. With the aroma of baking cut out cookies, I am transported to my mother’s kitchen being able to see every detail of the room, gently being reminded not to touch until the cookies cool.

The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

How To Set Up Your Kitchen To Bake Cut Out Cookies

  • Clear off all of your counters
  • The day before shop for extra of all of your ingredients to have on hand.
  • Make sure you have plenty of baking sheets & cooling racks.
  • Buy any new cookie cutters to add to your collection.
  • Have a step stool or sturdy chair for your little ones.
  • Have a safe place for decorating cookies away from the hot baking pans.
  • Have plenty of clean towels.
  • Have the dishwasher empty.

The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

Our Families Tradition of Christmas Sugar Cookies

Almost every family has a family traditional Christmas recipe to make and decorate cutout sugar cookies.  I know you have one you have been making for years and here is our family’s Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Cutout recipe.

I have been making this recipe for years out of your Church’s Women’s Guild Cookbook and have so many wonderful memories of making cutout cookies with my mom. I love the Christmas shape, and the buttery frosting, the sprinkles, and most of all eating them.  I started when my girls were little making cutout sugar cookies as one of our desserts at Thanksgiving because I could not wait for Christmas.  We then make a big batch for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Every year I see more and more Christmas cookie cutters and cannot stop myself from adding to my collection.  I have so many classic cookie cutters from my mom but I can not pass up a new look on Santa or a gingerbread boy.

The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

Baking Cut Out Sugar Cookies With Family & Friends

Making sugar cookies from scratch can be a lot of work just as decorating the tree alone can be overwelling meaning.  I have found that the more people involved the more time flies and it is no work at all.  Grab the kids, grandparents, and even neighbors.  Clear off the kitchen counters, and get all the supplies ready before you start.  I even make it a two-day process.  I make the dough one day and put it in the refrigerator and then the second day the baking.


The Best Easy Christmas Cut Out Cookie Recipe

A light vanilla butter cookie perfect to use for any roll & cut out cookie.  Our family has used this recipe from the late ’50s from our Church Cookbook. Special Thanks to Mrs. Mildred Hubach from the Church in Aurora

  • Author: Susan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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Cookie Recipe:

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Frosting Recipe:

  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream together butter & sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla to the butter & sugar.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder & salt.
  5. Mix together the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Do not overwork.
  6. Cover & Chil the dough
  7. When the dough is firm but not too firm, roll out to 1/8 thickness, and cut with your favorite cookie cutters.
  8. Lightly butter your baking pan.
  9. Place cookies about 1 inch apart and bake for 9 minutes.
  10. If you are making with sprinkles, decorate with sprinkles before baking.
  11. Cookies should be light, not overcooked.
  12. Place on Cooling Rack and cool completely.
  13. If using frosting, cool completely before frosting.

For Frosting:

  1. Placed softened 6 tablespoons of butter in a mixer with 2 cups of confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk a little at a time as needed to get the correct consistency.


  1. Update on 12-11-22: Flour is 2 & 1/2 cup of flour

Keywords: Cut Out Sugar Cookies

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