Easy Cut-Out Cookies

Lexi and I had fun making these a couple of weeks before Christmas. This rolled cookie dough is easy to work with and she did a great job using the cookie cutters. I think her favourite part was decorating the cookies with sprinkles (and sampling at frequent intervals). This recipe makes at least 5 dozen small cookies. You could half the recipe and freeze half the dough.


  • 1  1/2 cups softened butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  4. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the frig for a couple of hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured cutting board to 1/4″ thick.
  6. Cut out with cookie cutters and place 1″ apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle coloured sugar on top if you don’t plan to ice them.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Watch carefully as they start to brown around the edges quickly.
  8. Cool completely, then decorate with icing.

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