Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Let classic recipes inspire your own Christmas treat-making party

Sugar Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Note: Dough must be refrigerated 2 hours before cutting into shapes. These sugar cookies are topped with rolled fondant (purchase store-bought) and embellished with Wilton’s Royal Icing, sanding sugar, silver dragees and white nonpareils.


1 cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl; gradually add to the creamed mixture and combine.
  3. Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Roll the dough out to about ¼-inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Leave one inch of space between cookies on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F.
  6. Cool before icing.


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