Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Notes:

• Shown for this recipe is a large heart cutout since it is so close to Valentine’s Day! You can make more cookies using smaller cookie cutters (heart or something else). And the converse is true too! (larger cookie cutter = less cookies)

• If you are interested in a great American made cookie cutter, check out this article! I just love Ann Clark Cookie Cutters! I now have a few bins full (truly).

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• If your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• Load your piping bag into a glass, pointy side down. Fold the edges over the glass. Now fill with your melted white chocolate via a spoon. Snip the bottom (if using disposable), and you can use your candy piping bag to decorate. Remember, you cannot reheat candy in a piping bag, so work with small amounts!

• You can omit the white chocolate candy melts, and instead use this fantastic classic buttercream frosting recipe. Leave it white and decorate with sugar sprinkles, or add colorant for a colored frosting to match the holiday!

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Ingredients

• 1½ cups Salted Butter, softened
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 2 tsp Almond Extract
• 2 Eggs
• 4½ cups All-purpose Flour
• 1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
• Sugar Sprinkles, for garnish

Easy Cutout Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
• Baking Sheet(s)
• Spatula
• Parchment Paper
Stand Mixer, bowl, beaters
• Rolling Pin
• Baking Rack
• Disposable Piping Bag
Cookie Cutter(s)

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Directions

• Preheat your oven to 325°.
• Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar together until creamy.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Add in almond extract and eggs; mix lightly.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time until well incorporated.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together (add more flour as necessary).

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Roll out the dough out on a clean floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your shapes out.
• Carefully place cutout cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Remove cookies from baking tray onto baking rack to cool.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Place a cup of white chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Poor your melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag and cut a small tip off the bottom. (You can use a Ziploc baggie too.)

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Drizzle your melted chocolate over your cookies and immediately top with pink sugar sprinkles (while the white chocolate is still wet).
• Let your chocolate harden for about 15 minutes and carefully shake off the excess sprinkles.


Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

1½ cups Salted Butter, softened
1½ cups Sugar
2 tsp Almond Extract
2 Eggs
4½ cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
Sugar Sprinkles, for garnish

Directions:

• Preheat your oven to 325°.
• Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar together until creamy.
• Add in almond extract and eggs; mix lightly.
• Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time until well incorporated.
• Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together (add more flour as necessary).
• Roll out the dough out on a clean floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your shapes out.
• Carefully place cutout cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Remove cookies from baking tray onto baking rack to cool.
• Place a cup of white chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Poor your melted chocolate into a dispoable piping bag and cut a small tip off the bottom. (You can use a ziploc baggie too.)
• Drizzle your melted chocolate over your cookies and immediately top with pink sugar sprinkles (while the white chocolate is still wet).
• Let your chocolate harden for about 15 minutes and carefully shake off the excess sprinkles.

Makes 24 Easy Cutout Cookies

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


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