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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!

How do you store the cookies until you are ready to decorate them?

If you're only storing them for a day or two, an airtight container in the fridge will be fine. Any longer, and I'd recommend freezing them. You can read our blog article about How To Freeze & Defrost Sugar Cookies here. 

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Marcie - November 4, 2022

Do these cookies taste well with NO icing? I am looking to use a custom “Merry Christmas” stamp and looking for a good recipe that tastes great first and foremost, but one that tastes well without icing and one that holds its shape well so we can still read the words. Thank you so much!
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Marcie, yes, these cookies will taste good on their own! You can also add any flavoring you’d like to customize them further.

Sharzi - October 31, 2022

A tip my grandmother gave me… if you don’t have cooling racks, crumple a bunch of aluminum foil then open it…. all the little hills and valleys will let air circulate under the cookies. She also did this when needing a rack inside of a roasting pan.

BTW… this is the recipe I use and it always comes out perfect.
The Cookie Countess replied:
That is such a great tip, thank you Sharzi! I’m so glad you love the recipe 😊

Mona - October 20, 2022

Can you please let me know how to make these cookies eggless?
The Cookie Countess replied:
We have not yet recipe tested an egg substitute for this specific recipe, but we often use Aquafaba as an egg substitute in other recipes. We’re currently working on perfecting our Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe, keep an eye out for that blog post!

Amber Hill - October 14, 2022

Will using unbleached flour affect this recipe?
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Amber! You should be able to use unbleached flour without issues as long as it’s unbleached all-purpose flour.

Addy - October 20, 2022

Can you make this recipe without a stand mixer?
The Cookie Countess replied:
We recommend using either a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer for this recipe.

Brenda Schofield - September 9, 2022

Love these recipes! Thank you for sharing!

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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