Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (2024)

It just dawned on me that of all the years I’ve been blogging, I have never shared our absolute favorite recipe for cutout sugar cookies. I think the reason is, I never have an end picture. Either it’s dark by the time we are totally done decorating or we’ve eaten them all already, but for some reason, this recipe has never graced the pages of Dine & Dish.

You are ok if I share the recipe with you without an end picture, right? Will you take my word that this recipe yields sweet, buttery, perfectly soft sugar cookies? Actually, I do have an end shot in this post for Milk and Cookies co*cktail that I created for Simple Bites. Looks good, right?

I can’t take credit for this recipe. Long before I started Dine & Dish, I hung out over at AllRecipes and Recipezaar (now Food.com). This was one of the first cookie recipes I tried from AllRecipes and it is our go-to cutout sugar cookie recipe each holiday season! If you need a solid cut out sugar cookie recipe, you can’t go wrong with the one I’m sharing today. Happy baking!

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies (From AllRecipes)

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Reader Interactions


  1. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (4)Amanda says

    Sounds delish! Cant wait to try it. 🙂

  2. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (5)Merry Lu Pasley says

    Nice pictures, Kristen, I’m sure there’s going to be some happy cookie monsters in your home tonight. You’re causing me to have an itch to get in the kitchen and start baking. My favorite sugar cookie recipe is “Mary’s Sugar Cookies” from page 18 in the Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook – I’ve been using it since I got my first cookie cutters for my 7th birthday. It uses powdered sugar instead of granulated.

  3. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (7)Gina says

    Look so good- I can never settle on one recipe & as a result, I always end up making a new one each time & being disappointed. I will have to give this one a go.

  4. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (9)Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    thanks for sharing your fave recipe. There are soooo many recipes. Hard to know which to choose so I appreciate your stamp of approval!

  5. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (10)Cate O'Malley says

    Love that first picture – beautiful!

  6. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (11)Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says

    I’m always on the lookout for a good basic sugar cookie recipe. Can’t wait to give this one a shot.

  7. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (12)Maria says

    Such a fun holiday activity to do with the family. I can’t wait until Caleb is old enough:)

  8. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (13)CouponClippingCook says

    Your pictures are beautiful. These sugar cookies sound delish.

  9. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (14)Barbara says

    We all have our favorite recipe for making cookies…mine came from an old cookbook called Make It Now, Bake It Later. It was more a butter cookie than sugar cookie. Will definitely try this recipe next year!

  10. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (17)Lori @ RecipeGirl says

    I need to do a cookie-baking/decorating project with RecipeBoy Brooks this next week when school is out of session. It’s my favorite thing to do this time of year!

  11. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (18)El says

    There is nothing like rolled sugar cookies at Christmas. Thanks for the reminder. I have to make them this week!

  12. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (19)Elle @thewaybyelle says

    I love sugar cookies! I am halfway through my 12 Cookies of Christmas recipes, but I am looking for a sturdy sugar cookie to do an hor dourve recipe for a few weeks from now.
    This one might be great! I will let you know if it works. : )

  13. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (20)The Teacher Cooks says

    I love your photography for this post!!!

  14. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (21)Aimee @ Simple Bites says

    Yes please!! I was wondering where those cute little cookies on your holiday co*cktail came from. Fun recipe and tutorial, lovely photos.

    What’s not so fun is that I keep trying to Pin this and Pinterest is giving me the old 502 error. Grrr.

  15. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (22)Michele says

    I always have trouble making cut out cookies but they are the most fun to make with my nieces and nephew. I will save this so we can give it a try next time!

  16. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (23)marla says

    It is so fun to read about everyone’s favorite cookie recipes. I will dash over to Simple Bites to see the finished product…love these photos though.

  17. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (24)Cookin' Canuck says

    I don’t have a really good cutout sugar cookie recipe in my arsenal, so can’t wait to try these. Your photos are beautiful as usual, Kristen.

  18. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (25)Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says

    Looks like a great recipe! I’ll have to give it a try sometime 🙂

  19. Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe (26)Tracy says

    just made these and they’re delicious! thanks for sharing!


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