Soft-Baked Cutout Sugar Cookies: These soft rollout sugar cookies have Christmas and New Years written all over them! It's the perfect Christmas cookie recipe, if you ask me. These Cutout Sugar Cookies are made with homemade frosting and are such a simple classic christmas cookie recipe.
Soft Baked Cutout Sugar Cookies (aka Christmas Sugar Cookies)
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

Soft-Baked Cutout Sugar Cookies: These soft rollout sugar cookies have Christmas and New Years written all over them! It's the perfect Christmas cookie recipe, if you ask me. These Cutout Sugar Cookies are made with homemade frosting and are such a simple classic christmas cookie recipe. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas sugar cookies
Servings: 2 dozen (about)
Author: Michelle
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups - 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tsp milk
Instructions
  1. Cream butter with a mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in sugar and cream until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs, 1 at a time, creaming until combined. Add vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet. Once combined, chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Once dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out cooke dough until it is about 1/4" in thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out your desired shapes and place them on the cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Repeat the rolling and cutting process with the remaining dough. Leftover scraps can be rolled out again.
  7. Bake the cookies for 8 to 11 minutes, or until they look set and lightly colored (slightly underbaking them keeps them soft, about 8-9 minutes; baking them until they are golden brown will make the crispy, about 10-11 minutes), and then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
Frosting
  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, beginning with 2 cups. Add in vanilla, 2 tsp of milk, and salt.
  3. If the frosting seems too thick, add in more milk. If it seems too thin, add in more powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Frost cookies. Decorate with sprinkles. Enjoy!