Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough

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This recipe always comes out perfect. My toddlers and I make these often. I throw the dough together in the morning and let it sit in the fridge. I take it out at dinner time to let it warm just a bit, and we roll them out and ice them after for dessert. You use different flavors of extract and add spices. For fall, I use maple extract and add cinnamon and nutmeg. I use my mixer to prepare dough and it comes together super easy.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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