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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe: Cut Out Cookies for Decorating

This sugar cookie recipe is super easy to make. Use any cookie cutter you desire to make tons of fun shapes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie cutters, cookie recipe for party, easy sugar cookie recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 160kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter vanilla emulsion Can use regular vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond emulsion Can use regular almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cream the butter and sugar
  • Add in extract and egg
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder
  • Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients, until mixed
  • Place dough out on rolling surface
  • LIGHTLY sprinkle with flour, IF necessary, to reduce sticking (too much flour can make the dough crumbly)
  • Knead dough, and roll out to a 1/4 thickness
  • Cut cookies in to desired shapes
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg