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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      Jammy Dodgers

      On my first trip to Great Britain, I stumbled upon these cookies (or biscuits, as they're known in the U.K.). These iconic treats, sold as Jammie Dodgers, can be found everywhere over there. Since I couldn't find them in the States, I had to make my own version. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary

      How to Roll Out Cookie Dough Like a Pro

      We chatted with a baking expert to learn how to roll out cookie dough. With her tips, you'll have bakery-worthy...


      Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

      These treats are a tradition on our Christmas cookie platter. Because the scent of rosemary and the shape of its...


      Hanukkah Cookies

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


      Chocolate-Stuffed Dreidel Cookies

      These dreidel cookies are sure to spread some smiles this holiday season. Your friends and family will delight in the...

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      How to Make Peanut Butter Cinnamon Snap Cutouts

      Looking for a tasty alternative to gingerbread? We'll show you how to make delicious peanut butter cinnamon snap cookies—spicy, sweet...


      How to Use Cookie Cutters to Make Cutout Cookies

      This step-by-step guide will show you how to use cookie cutters to make the best cutout cookies for every occasion.

      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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      Peanut Butter Cinnamon Snap Cookies

      These peanut butter cinnamon cookies are perfect for bake sales, potlucks or holiday gift baskets. Use fun cookie cutters for...


      Sock Monkey Cookies

      Perhaps the most amazing thing about sock monkey cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic cookies on for...


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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...

      Wookie Cookies

      Who wouldn’t want a Chewie cookie? These adorable cutouts will be a fan favorite at any kind of Star Wars...


      Poker Chip Cookies

      These poker chip cookies make a showstopping addition to your themed party. Practice makes perfect to get the royal icing...


      11 Winter-Themed Cookie Cutters for Wow-Worthy Treats

      Baby, it's cold outside! Stay in and keep warm by baking up a batch of your favorite sugar cookies with...


      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...

      French Butter Cookies

      The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...


      Glazed Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

      Shortbread cookies are classics and always welcome on my table. But when I want to punch up the flavor a...


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      Letter-Stamped Butter Cookies

      Alphabet cookie stamps make creating these one-of-a-kind treats a snap. Surprise your guests with dessert before dinner! —Taste of Home...


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      Frozen Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies

      These snowflake cookies will melt in your mouth as soon as they hit your tongue. Experiment with your favorite colors...


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      Santa’s Elf Cookies

      These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...


      All-Time Favorite Sugar Cookies

      I searched for about 30 years to find the ideal sugar cookie recipe, and this is it! The dough turns...


      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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      Stamped Cutout Cookies

      Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

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      10 Patriotic Cookie Cutters that Celebrate America

      Planning to bring some cookies to this year's Memorial Day or Fourth of July get-together? We've rounded up the perfect...


      Yeti Cookies

      1 review

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


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      Graffiti Cutout Cookies

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


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      Snow Globe Keepsake Cookies

      Make holiday magic! These extra-special ornaments are totally customizable—each filled with a little snowfall of edible sprinkles. Let it snow...


      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...