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Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough

This recipe for cut-out cookies is made with butter and powdered sugar. You may use different extracts and add spices. For fall, I use maple extract and add cinnamon and nutmeg.
Makes:12 servings


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Prep:10 mCook:Ready:1 h 10 m
  1. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Blend egg and vanilla extract into the butter mixture.
  2. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; mix into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and let the dough warm to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough out onto a flat surface to about 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters; arrange onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake cookies until firm in the center, but not yet browning, 8 to 12 minutes. Let cool briefly on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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