My Favorite Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookie Recipe

The following recipe came from  It was submitted by Jill Saunders.  She says it takes 20 min. prep time, makes 60 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutters and cooks in 8 min.


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Watch your first batch.  My gas oven requires 350 degrees and only 6 min. cooking time on the middle shelf.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 109 | Total Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database.

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