Cut-Out Cookies Recipe -
Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Cut-Out Cookies

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"Given to me by an aunt that made the most delicious Christmas cookies I have ever tasted!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Mix together flour, shortening, white sugar, baking powder and eggs. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and salt.
  2. Refrigerate dough for easier roll-out. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes (watch carefully). Add glaze to cooled cookies.
  3. To Make Glaze: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, water (to desired consistency), 1/2 tsp. vanilla and preferred food color for cookie icing. Decorate with favorite sprinkles.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2005

For those who found the recipe to crumbly, I have some advice to mix better: first cream shortening and sugar together, then add egg and vanilla and mix well until creamy. Then mix flour,baking powder and salt.Add dry to wet ingredience a little at a time until you are able to mix it all in. Save the confectioners sugar for the glaze! Wonderful cookie, my kids loved them and I even took a picture for the web site!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 13, 2003

There is something missing from this recipe the dough is crumbly and is not able to be roled out for cut outs.


36 Ratings

Nov 09, 2005

I think some reviewers added the powdered sugar as part of the cookie recipe. All that is needed to bring the dough together is a bit of milk. I also added about 1/4 cup more sugar. It's a great roll out recipe!

Apr 14, 2009

I followed advice about creaming together teh shortening and sugar first, then adding eggs and vanilla. I then, slowly mixed in the dry combination of flour, baking powder, and salt. This ended up terrific! I have perfect cookies.

Apr 08, 2009

Followed advice of others and creamed sugar and shortening first, added dry later. Used exact amounts of flour. Rolled like a dream and tasted like the bakery cookies we get at Publix. Glaze was good, too, and it dried well.

Dec 16, 2006

I think i figured out what the dough needed. First cream shorting,eggs,sugar,vanilla, Second add only add (3 cups of flour instead of 3 1/2) flour,salt,baking powder,salt. And do not use the powder sugar and water in cookie dough its for the icing.

Dec 18, 2006

This dough was awful-I couln't even roll it out without it crumbling. I would never make this again!

Feb 16, 2011

A rating of 3 only. If I could, 2&1/2 stars is my true rating.The flavor of the cookie itself is good, however the dough is not easy to roll out due to a dry texture. I tend to think this recipe is missing milk. After Iw baked a dozen with the recipe as is, I added about 2-3 tbsp of 1/2&1/2 to the already mixed dough, worked it in well with my hands to get a more plyable dough. THEN I was able to easily roll the dough and cut-out cookies. I will not use this recipe again - too much trouble/work. I will stick with my current rolled sugar cookie recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

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

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