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Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies

These easy cut out sugar cookies are soft, delicious and great for decorating. Made with a no chill dough and only 5 ingredients, they are super easy and quick to make. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer until light colored and flluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl and add flour and salt. With mixer on low, beat in flour until dough begins to form.
  • After your dough has formed, half your cookie dough and roll out each half onto wax paper to your desired thickness. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 5-10 minutes. This makes it easier to cut out cookies. When the dough is cold, cut out cookie shapes and place on a non stick cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
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