Valentine’s Day (Or Christmas or Fourth of July or Thanksgiving or…) Sugar Cutout Cookies

Frequently asked questions about these cookies:

Q: Do you have to refrigerate this dough in the bowl overnight before you bake the cookies?

A: Nope.

Q: Okay, but do you have to roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, put them on the tray, and put them in the fridge before baking?

A: Nope.

Q: Okay, okay, but I bet since you don't put them in the fridge at any stage, the cookies will spread all over the tray when you bake them, right?

A: Nope.

Q: Huh. Well, they must puff up and lose their definition making icing them impossible, right?

A: Nope.

Q: Wait, hold up. A cutout cookie recipe that doesn't require refrigeration, doesn't spread, doesn't rise, doesn't lose definition at all and you are SHARING this recipe with the world?

A: YEP!

These literally take 10-15 minutes to put together and bake in 6-8 minutes, depending on how big you cut them and the true temp of your oven.

Yields24 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time18 mins
 1 cup butter
 1 cup granulated sugar
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 1 egg
 3 cups flour
 2 tsp baking powder
1

Preheat oven to 350.

Use creaming method for butter and sugar, about 5 minutes.

Scrape sides of bowl and add in vanilla and egg. Mix until combined.

Add flour and baking powder until the dough looks and feels like play-doh. (YUM!)

Roll to 1/4 inch or so thick. Cut out your cookies. Repeat. Etc.

Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.

Ingredients

 1 cup butter
 1 cup granulated sugar
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 1 egg
 3 cups flour
 2 tsp baking powder

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350.

Use creaming method for butter and sugar, about 5 minutes.

Scrape sides of bowl and add in vanilla and egg. Mix until combined.

Add flour and baking powder until the dough looks and feels like play-doh. (YUM!)

Roll to 1/4 inch or so thick. Cut out your cookies. Repeat. Etc.

Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.

Valentine’s Day (Or Christmas or Fourth of July or Thanksgiving or…) Sugar Cutout Cookies

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