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Cutout Sugar Cookies Frosted and Decorated For Christmas
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Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time1 hr 23 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Barbara Schieving


  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter, or pulse in a food processor until mixture looks like sand.
  • Mix in sugar. Mix in beaten eggs and knead into a ball.
  • Divide into two pieces and form into two disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
  • Cut out shapes and place on baking sheets. *
  • Bake at 375º 6 to 8 minutes.


*Place baking sheet with the cut out sugar cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes and then bake your cookies and the cookies will hold their shape better.