Cut-Out Cookies by EAGLE BRAND® Recipe -
Cut-Out Cookies by EAGLE BRAND(R) Recipe
  • READY IN 24 mins

Cut-Out Cookies by EAGLE BRAND®

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"Versatile cut-out cookies that may be glazed, decorated, and cut into any shape you desire. Perfect for the holidays or any time!"

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Original recipe makes 24 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    24 mins


  1. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat sweetened condensed milk, butter, eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute, until smooth. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined. (If using portable mixer, use wooden spoon to stir in last portion of flour mixture.)
  3. Divide dough into thirds. Wrap and chill dough about 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, one portion at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness; cut with floured cookie cutters. Reroll as necessary to use all dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar (optional).
  5. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until very lightly browned around the edges (do not overbake). Cool. Glaze and decorate as desired. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
  6. Confectioners' Sugar Glaze (optional): Combine confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract, almond extract or lemon extract. Stir in enough milk to make glaze consistency. Tint with food coloring (optional).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 06, 2008

I have used this very recipe for the last 10 years or so. Granted, the cookies are bland. They are meant to be decorated with sugars or frostings. Any sweeter and they would be too sweet to enjoy. Only four stars because they need the decoration, which can be very time consuming depending on the complexity of your designs. Overall, a great, easy recipe for quick holiday cookies!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2004

It is dry and soft, like a piece of bread. The eagle brand milk gives no flavor to this bland cookie. I tried this recipe thinking it would be a great new recipe, and I was very disappointed.


11 Ratings

Dec 06, 2004

They are fool proof! Very soft and taste good. I used Almond instead of vanilla! My family loved them!

Dec 15, 2009

These are the best cut out cookie ever. I had lost by Eagle Brand cookbook and happily found the recipe here. I love that these cookies are so soft, last awhile if they aren't eaten up before I barely get them decorated and the sweetness, or lack of, perfectly balance all that sugary frosting.

Dec 28, 2009

I loved making and eating these cookies. By not adding sugar to the dough and then using the confectioner sugar glaze it was just the right amount of sweetness for my family to enjoy.

Jan 22, 2009

I usually hate to make cut out cookies but these were very easy and Oh so tasty. My family loved these.

Dec 01, 2006

The dough was easy to work with but the cookies were bland and tasteless. They needed sugar or something. 1st suggestion, don't use this recipe. 2nd suggestion, if you do, then roll them thin and use lots of icing.

Dec 24, 2008

My kids and I just got done making Santa's cookies. We wanted to try them to make sure they were good for him. We couldn't even finish one bite. I followed the recipe exactly and they were not good. I never leave bad reviews, but I didn't want anyone else to make bad cookies for Santa. Sorry!


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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