Grandma's Cutout Sugar Cookies


"My grandma made these every year and it was passed down to my mother and now me."
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3 h 16 m servings 87 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings


  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add first egg while continuing to beat, incorporating the egg fully before adding the second and beating fully into the mixture. Beat vanilla extract and almond extract into the mixture with the third egg.
  2. Stir flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl; add to the wet mixture and beat just until the wet and dry combine into a cookie dough. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough out onto a flour-dusted surface and cut with cookie cutters. Arrange cut cookies onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake cookies in preheated oven until beginning to brown around edges, 6 to 8 minutes.


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Yeah made this recipe and it needs to be cooked more than 6's like a pancake at 6 minutes and why does it blow the cookies almost twice the size...not a good recipe...flavor profile...

This is probably the best sugar cookie recipe I've tried. 3 days later and the cookies are still super soft. I can't wait to mail some to some friends. The only thing different that I did to ...

yes more than once

Good taste but a hassle to make. My batter stuck to everything so I had to keep flouring it. Wasn't worth all the time it took. I made two other type cookies in the time it took to make this.

I did not care for this recipe. Not much flavor. Took 8-10 min and needed to up temperature to 375.

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