Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen home economists dreamed up these chewy sugar cookies with a lightly sweet flavor. Decorated for the holidays with colored sugar, sprinkles or frosting, they won't last make sure you stash away a few for Santa!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups colored sugar of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 117 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in oil and corn syrup. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture just until blended. Divide in half; wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut out dough with lightly floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each cutout with 2 teaspoons colored sugar. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cutout Sugar Cookies in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p13

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OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 225077
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"The only thing I did different is top with nuts.

Hubby & I love them."

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