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Sugar Cookie Recipe for Cookie Cutters

Sugar Cookie Recipe for Cookie Cutters

Here's my favorite, easy sugar cookie recipe for cookie cutters. This is the most popular recipe on our website, thousands of people around the world make this recipe every year!

Baking Sugar Cookie FAQ

How many cut out cookies can I make from one batch?

Yield will greatly depend on the size of the cookies you are making - but you will get about 3 dozen 3" cookies. You can halve this recipe for a smaller batch.

How do I keep cut out cookies from burning?

Use Mesh Cookie Baking Mats (link) or parchment on your baking sheets to keep your cookies from burning and spreading.

How long do I bake cut out cookies for?

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cookies have just started to turn golden brown around the edges. For best results bake similar sized cookies on the same cookie sheet.

If I have 2 cookie sheets in the oven at once, I like to swap them halfway through, so they cook more evenly.

Should I turn on convection to bake my cookies?

I don't use my oven on convection as I find it cooks my cookies too fast and sometimes burns them. You may need to experiment with your oven for best results.

Where can I buy unique cookie cutters?

The Cookie Countess online store sells over 200 styles of cookie cutters for Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, baby showers, and more!

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Brenda Schofield - September 9, 2022

Love these recipes! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa - August 22, 2022

Are we able to print these receipts out? I tried and I can’t. It’s not my printer cause it prints other things on different sights. Thanks
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Lisa, you should be able to print the recipe by clicking on the little pink icon that looks like a printer. If that’s not working for you, you can always print the page through your browser.

Carolyn - August 19, 2022

I love the lemon sugar cookie recipe!!!

Nancy Lunceford - July 30, 2022

Thanks so much for sharing your information with all of us to try out for free! That is so appreciated & keeps me coming back to purchase your products too!

The Cookie Countess - July 26, 2022

Hi Dianne! Yes, you can make this cookie dough a day or two ahead of time. This recipe will be okay in the fridge for 2-3 days and in the freezer for 30 – 45 days. You can always check out our blog post on how to freeze cookies for more information if you need it.

Dianne McArthur - July 26, 2022

Can we make the cookie dough a day or two ahead of time ?

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