Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

By ohioeggs  ,

July 8, 2022

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Experiment with fun shapes and sizes as you express your creativity with these Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs! Recipe courtesy of The Incredible Egg.

  • Prep: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 2 hrs 30 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins



1 large egg, room temperature

2 large egg yolks, room temperature

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

2 2/3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

2 Tbsp. meringue powder

2 Tbsp. softened butter

4 Tbsp. water


Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add egg and egg yolks.

Beat on low speed until blended.

Gradually add flour and salt, beating just until blended.

Refrigerate dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

Heat oven to 350° F.

Work with half of the dough at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.

Cut out cookie shapes using cookie cutters.

Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined or ungreased baking sheets.

Bake until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cool on baking sheets 1 minute.

Remove to wire racks.

Cool completely.

For Icing: Combine powdered sugar, meringue powder, butter and water in mixer bowl. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy, 6 to 8 minutes. If icing is too thick, thin with small amounts of additional water.