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Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tinted frostings, colored sugars, edible glitter and nonpareils


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of your choice. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • 3. Decorate cookies with frosting and colored sugars.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 47 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Dec 23, 2018
    Very easy recipe and good flavor. Not sure how it was supposed to make 6-7 dozen, though. I used 2 1/2 inch and smaller cookie cutters and rolled the dough out to 1/4 inch, but it barely made 3 1/2 dozen.
  • Marie
    Dec 23, 2018
    Never again will I use this recipe. Yield was incorrect and dough was not manageable at all. Cookies stuck to pan...just horrible
  • Holly
    Dec 21, 2018
    Simple to make, delicious flavor, this recipe is a keeper!
  • Rich
    Dec 16, 2017

    An easy, nice recipe to make. Stayed soft with a nice vanilla flavor.

  • Marycathryn
    Dec 10, 2017

    Quick and easy recipe . WE used maple syrup instead of vanilla extract it tastes great

  • Mpraz81
    Dec 19, 2015

    I love this recipe and the cookies didn't make it a week!

  • 908
    Aug 16, 2015

    This was very simple and my family loves them

  • sdthepainter
    Dec 23, 2014

    Totally awesome cookie!

  • SeranaJayne
    Dec 31, 1969

    Beautiful dough and rolled out nice.

  • Joy1962
    Dec 31, 1969


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