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The best cut out sugar cookies recipe cooling on a wire rack

The Best Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

April King
This is the Best Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe you will ever find. Homemade sugar cookies are so easy to make, and this recipe doesn't require you to chill the dough before baking. They are soft, chewy, and hold their shape perfectly.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 109 kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer beat room temperature butter and sugar until well combined.
  • Add in egg vanilla extract, and almond extract and continue mixing until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add flour mixture into wet ingredients and blend until fully incorporated.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts to make it easier to roll out the dough.
  • Place dough on a floured surface and place a sheet of saran wrap or parchment paper over dough.
  • Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut dough and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
  • Let cool slightly and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 11.8gProtein: 2.3gFat: 5.6gCholesterol: 54.2mgSodium: 67.2mgPotassium: 16.9mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 5.1gVitamin A: 21.3IUCalcium: 26.6mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Best cut out sugar cookies, Cookies, Sugar Cookies
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