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Cut-Out Butter Cookies Recipe

Cut-Out Butter Cookies

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"These are very yummy cut-out type cookies. You may end up not needing all of the 2 1/2 cups of flour."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients, using just enough flour to make the dough so you can handle it, then mix in the rest of the flour just until not sticky.
  3. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2003

I have tried a few recipes for cut out cookies and by far this is the best one. The best part being that you do not have to chill the dough first before rolling it out. I also had to actually use more flour than the 2 1/2 cups, but that wasn't a problem. Thank you for the great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2003

This recipe is quick and easy to make but I was not thrilled with the taste. These cookies were not buttery at all! I found them to taste way to eggy. Three eggs is too much for this recipe. Butter cookies should taste buttery not eggy!

May 04, 2003

Great recipe. I ended up adding about 3 1/2c flour and to get it out of the mixing bowl and then had about 1/2c on the counter for rolling etc. I also added some lemon extract. Was a great little extra taste that you really couldn't taste in the dough, but the finished cookie was awesome. I frosted them with royal or butter cream icing and they always are a hit.

Apr 22, 2003

I think basically the recipe is a good one, except in the recipe it says 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, but I used much more than that to get the recipe ready to roll. After I did that it was fine for rolling out and baking. I did ice them for more flavor. I would make them again.

May 07, 2004

It did require much more flour but the cookies were super easy to make and disappeared within hours! Absolutely delicious.

Dec 26, 2008

Yes you prob will need to add more flour. One of the best things I love about this is I made this to go with a train cookie cutter set for my mom and kids for Christmas. The recipe worked great and since kids were already Hyper enough for me we decided not to decorate them and it was perfect. It wasn't over sweet and it tasted great. I recommend this for any mom trying to find something with less sugar for their kids to eat.

Dec 15, 2008

Finally a sugar cookie recipe that doesn't defeat me. I needed to add more flour than recipe called for but they turned out great! Very yummy!

Dec 09, 2004

This recipe was wonderful! My five year old daughter had a blast making these. I did add a little more flour and refrigerate for a couple of hours but she got to cut them out and decorate them. We made these for something to frosting and add sprinkles to so they were sweet enough and the recipe served its purpose.


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

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

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