The Best Tasting Frosted Sugar Cookie Cutout Recipe

 LOVE is Sweet!

In celebration of LOVE and Valentine’s Day I’m sharing my favorite homemade sugar cookie cutout recipe with you all. It comes from a recipe that’s been passed among my family and friends probably my entire life. I’ve tweaked it over the years and it’s pretty close to perfect now. This is definitely my most requested recipe when I’m going to an event!

These cookies have a great vanilla flavor with just a hint of lemon. The vanilla bean adds little flecks of vanilla that give it that extra burst of great flavor. You really could eat them alone but I highly recommend icing them. If you like frosting but worry about it being too sweet, I’ve got you covered here. This recipe is light and airy, fluffy and flavorful without being overly sugary. It complements the cookie perfectly!

My son’s is kinda picky and these are his favorite cookies, so try them! I wouldn’t steer you wrong. Plus, I’ve broken down the macros for you so you can fit it into your plan, no matter your goals. Life is meant to be celebrated so enjoy and factor it into your day if you do!

I hope you enjoy them!

~Tracy

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The Best Tasting Frosted Sugar Cookie Cutout Recipe
A cookie staple, no mater the celebration, are my Best Tasting Frosted Sugar Cookie Cutouts. Simply mix, roll, cut and bake. They can be used at any gathering. Just find the right cookie cutter for the occasion and you're all set! 82 cals 1P/10C/5F per 1/2 oz cookie and 1/2 oz icing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookie
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 6-8 Minutes per tray
Passive Time 60 Minutes
Servings
Cookies, Approximate
Ingredients
Vanilla Bean Frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookie
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 6-8 Minutes per tray
Passive Time 60 Minutes
Servings
Cookies, Approximate
Ingredients
Vanilla Bean Frosting
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Using your kitchenmaid or other mixer, cream butter and sugar together and whip until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and mix one at a time until incorporated.
  3. Add flavorings and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into butter and sugar mixture 1/2 cup at a time, just until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  5. Chill dough one hour or more.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Roll dough 1/8" thick on lightly floured surface.
  8. Cut into shapes with desired cookie cutters.
  9. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  10. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cookies are a light golden color.
  11. Cool and remove onto drying racks until ready to decorate.
Frosting
  1. Using your kitchenmaid or other mixer, cream butter and 1/2 cup powdered together until fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla and cream and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add remaining powdered sugar carefully until incorporated.
  4. Speed up mixer and whip frosting for 2-3 minutes to introduce air until it brightens in white color and appears fluffy.
  5. Add food coloring if desired, then frost cooled cookies one at a time. Enjoy!

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