Cutout Cookie Recipes

Whether you’re baking for the holidays or, well, any day, these cutout cookie recipes are here to satisfy your sweet tooth. Find our best recipes, tips and more.

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Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Lumberjack Cookies

After cutting your own Christmas tree, come home to a hot beverage and a plate of these cute lumberjack cookies....


Peppermint Sugar Cookies

These peppermint sugar cookies take my tastebuds right to winter. Their crisp, distinct taste reminds me of the peppermint bark...


Egg Yolk Cookies

These simple egg yolk cookies truly melt in your mouth. They're thin cookies, just like the ones my grandma used...


Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarpara

Shakarparas are crispy fried Indian cookies. My Indian American family makes these traditional treats every year for the holidays. I...

Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

These lovely treats are a traditional part of our Christmas cookie platter. Because the scent of rosemary and the shape...


Hanukkah Cookies

Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....

34 Christmas Cutout Cookies to Make Your Season Bright

Break out the rolling pin and your favorite stash of cookie cutters—these decorated Christmas cookies are as fun to...


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Mexican Tea Cookies

Mexican tea cookies are a holiday favorite in our family. I updated the recipe by frosting them with a buttercream...


Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

2 reviews

My Scottish grandmother was renowned for her baking, and one of the highlights whenever we visited my grandparents was her...


Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

1 review

Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...

Easy Scottish Shortbread

1 review

These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


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Graffiti Cutout Cookies

Talk about playing with your food! An edible color spray lets you create ombre and color blends unlike other decorating...


Yeti Cookies

2 reviews

When the weather outside is frightful, these smiley guys are so delightful. And they really know how to celebrate the...


Spiced Eggnog Rum Cookies

4 reviews

One year, when I had a lot of eggnog on hand, I created a new holiday cookie recipe. The flavor...


Unicorn Manes

2 reviews

Everyone loves a classic shortbread cookie. Make each cookie magical with a quick dip into melted baking chips and rainbow-colored...

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Gingerbread Christmas Cards

'Tis the season for mailing out Christmas cards and gift packages stuffed with homemade cookies. Why not save time and...


Frosted Valentine Cookies

3 reviews

Sharing delicious sweets has long been the way to show affection. Why not demonstrate your love this Valentine's Day by...


Strawberry Wedding Bell Cookies

3 reviews

To ring in a joyous occasion like a bridal shower or wedding, I'm often asked to make these festive cookies....


Hazelnut-Almond Zimtsterne

These nutty, nicely spiced cutouts dusted with sugar are a German tradition. Serve them with cups of tea or coffee...


Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks

With a soft, chewy chocolate cookie and festive mint shamrock ice cream, these fun desserts are a sweet delight on...


Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like seeing my friends almost melt to the floor when they bite into something I made. These...


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Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies

21 reviews

Rich and buttery Christmas cutout cookies like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade...


Scrumptious Sugar Cookies

7 reviews

My husband developed this crisp sugar cookie when he was a baker in Alaska. It's traveled with us to many...

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Almond Raspberry Stars

4 reviews

The first Christmas that I baked these, I ended up quickly making a second batch! The whole family enjoyed them....


Frosted Cookie Bouquet

3 reviews

If you're looking for an easy yet impressive cookie bouquet recipe, you've found it! In the spring, I cut these...


Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

7 reviews

Put these cute treats out for your next ghost and goblin party and watch them disappear.--Lisa Rupple, Keenesburg, Colorado


Gingerbread Tree Recipe

2 reviews

One good idea often leads to another. That's certainly the case with this tasty craft that began with a favorite...


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Christmas Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

This is my all-time favorite Christmas sugar cookie recipe. The addition of sour cream makes them extra moist. To dress...


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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

39 reviews

Our two boys linger around the kitchen when these homemade gingerbread cookies are baking. I make this gingerbread cookie recipe...