Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Here's a basic sugar cookie recipe that is delicious enough to be eaten year-round, or you can roll it out and make shapes for any holiday.

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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Yield: 36 two-inch cookies Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F10 hrs 12 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 cup  unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract


1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside. In mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in yolks and vanilla. Add flour mixture and combine. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, chill 1 hour.

2. Roll dough to 3/8 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut as desired. (Dough scraps can be re-rolled up to 2 times.) Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies can be stored airtight for up to 5 days. Makes 36 two-inch cookies.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)100,
  • Fat, total(g)6,
  • chol.(mg)25,
  • sat. fat(g)4,
  • carb.(g)12,
  • pro.(g)1,
  • sodium(mg)49,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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