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Sugar-Cookie Cutouts

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

Use our holiday cookie templates or your own cookie cutters to create a variety of festive shapes. Also see our step-by-step directions for decorating the Little Girl Cookies.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2013
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Cook's Notes

The cookies can be stored at room temperature up to one week.

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  • william98smith
    8 DEC, 2016
    Listen here you SOBs my momma made these cookies and they are wonderful. Anyone who reads this don't pay attention to those poor excusses for cooks up above they obviously don't know how their easy bake works so go to hell you Girl Scouts
    • MS12543826
      28 NOV, 2018
      HAHA!! This made my day, can't wait to make these with the grandbabies!
    • campbellmark74
      16 DEC, 2017
      Is that you Martha Stewart? Haha completely agree!
  • emich353
    29 DEC, 2017
    I had to make adjustments to the flour, adding more, but it was really easy and tasted fantastic!!
  • campbellmark74
    19 DEC, 2016
    If you can follow a recipe then you are going to make some delicious sugar cookies for Christmas! I made these last year and everyone loved them. I made them again yesterday and now I can't keep my hands out of the cookie jar. I'll need to make more before Christmas now....Anyway, I'm a little surprised by a few of the bad reviews for these. They obviously missed an ingredient or just don't know how to follow instructions. It takes some time to make a few batches but they're worth it!
    • michelledefee
      9 DEC, 2017
      You are 100 percent correct, these Cookies are the best I ever made !
  • ksbrzoz6131360
    6 SEP, 2017
    Needs more fat or liquid. It was so crumbly that I couldn't roll it out. I'm back to my old standby Betty Crocker recipe.
    • michelledefee
      9 DEC, 2017
      If you followed this Recipe and used real room temperature butter you wouldn't need anything extra. Also you have to be sure to add in the flour in small amounts. They will be perfect cookies.
  • michelledefee
    9 DEC, 2017
    This is far the BEST cookie recipe I have ever made. Do not believe all the bad reviews. These people are not following the recipe correctly. I refrigerated mine overnight and then let them sit for ten minutes. Then I cut them out and baked them. You won't believe how great they taste!
  • mzmosqueraoutl
    17 DEC, 2016
    I am a bit confused about your instructions. On point 2 you state to preheat the oven at 325 degrees ( am I correct to assume that is Fahrenheit?), then on point 3 you stated to work on the dough and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then an additional 15 minutes before putting into the oven? so why I am preheating the oven for 45 minutes?....
  • MS11135311
    27 DEC, 2015
    Worked great for our cookies!
  • Jonathan M
    15 DEC, 2013
    This recipe is terrible. I couldn't get past rolling out the dough. It crumbled as soon as my polling pin touched it. Don't bother wasting your ingredients.
    • ashleighkroef1
      23 DEC, 2015
      Did you put it in the fridge for 30 mins
    • ashleighkroef1
      23 DEC, 2015
      Did you put it in the fridge for 30 mins
    • sour Cookie
      5 DEC, 2014
      I have been to every Kitchen Gadget shop in the area, I can't find a polling pin, what can I use as a substitute?
    • Salty Cookie
      4 DEC, 2014
      Well that's the problem! It's the Polling Pin!
  • kcstack22yahoo
    23 DEC, 2015
  • Greediguts
    16 DEC, 2013
    I made these yesterday. The dough is quite crumbly but I didn't have any serious problems when rolling it out or cutting my cookies. If you are using cookie cutters, skip the freezer and just get to cutting. The cookies are delicious!!! The recipe says it makes a dozen or so cookies but I probably got three times that amount.

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