Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Recipe -
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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

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"My mother-in-law uses this recipe every holiday season to bake cookies with the kids. I'm not much of a sugar cookie person, but these taste wonderful and hold up to shaping very well. They don't get dry and hard like so many other recipes. When cookies are cool you can ice and decorate. Store in a tightly sealed container with waxed paper between layers at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months."

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Original recipe makes 60 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. Beat egg yolks and almond paste together in a bowl using a mixer on medium speed until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add butter, sugar, and salt to almond paste mixture and beat until creamy, about 3 minutes; reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour just until blended.
  2. Divide dough into 4 pieces and flatten each into a disk on a lightly floured surface. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Place 1 dough piece on a lightly floured surface and roll into 1/4-inch thickness using a floured rolling pin. Cut dough into shapes using floured cookie cutters. Arrange cookies 1-inch apart on a large baking sheet. Form any remaining scraps into a disk and refrigerate.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
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Dec 15, 2014

I like the flavor of these cookies more than other sugar cookie recipes I've tried. The dough right out of the refrigerator was hard to work with but it softened up pretty quick. I put the dough back into the refrigerator for awhile to firm it up again.

Dec 09, 2014

Excellent flavor with the almond paste. Chilled overnight and rolles out cold dough. Cookies still spread more than I liked. I plan to add 1/2 cup flour next time.


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  • Calories
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

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

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