The Best Cut-Out Cookies Ever

Look good? Well, they are, trust me. These are the best buttercream frosted cut-out cookies, hands down, except for my home-made version. And I'm going to give you the recipe right now!

Oz Girl's
Cut-Out Cookies

In large bowl, sift together 3 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 cup sugar.

Cut in 1 cup butter til mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Use real butter, not margarine. *blech*

Blend in 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons milk and 2 tsp vanilla.

I do the above by hand. I don't have a KitchenAid mixer. If you do, I hate you.

Chill dough. This step is important, or you will have sticky dough. So, do like Oz Girl tells ya, and chill the dough.

Roll on floured counter, and cut shapes. Get creative. Hobby Lobby has a kazillion different cookie cutter shapes. Be careful not to roll your dough too thin or you will have crispy cookies. *blech*

Bake at 400 for 6-8 mins. I use airbake cookie sheets, and they turn out perfect every time!

Perfect Buttercream Frosting
Slightly beat 1 egg white. Add 1 tsp vanilla, dash salt, and 1/2 stick melted butter. Add 1 box powdered sugar, then add up to 3 tablespoons milk til right consistency. You can separate into bowls, and add different food colorings for variety. If frosting gets dry before you are finished frosting cookies, add just a tad of milk.

I usually decorate each cookie immediately after frosting with colored sugars and other decorations. The quicker you decorate the better - the frosting will set up within 30 minutes!

If you're really lazy and not up to all this effort crazy busy, then just buy them from Cheryl and Co. You'll pay through the nose, but OMG are they yummy. The above pic are the cookies that I bought for hubby. Never mind that he is in Washington state for the whole month....

Whether I make them myself, or have Cheryl and Co. in-house, when I wake up in the middle of the night, it is an absolute trip to the kitchen for a cookie and milk!


  1. Susan, Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I've hear so much about these cookies of yours, that I'm determined to try them! My hubby Lee is quite a cookie monster, so I'm anxious to see how he likes them. I think I even have some cookie cutters that I have NEVER used. :)

  2. Nope I don't have a Kitchen mixer, I too wish I you can't hate me!!! LOL I would love to own one but don't use a mixer enough to warrant buying one, they are expensive! (but GREAT mixers!)
    I will have to try this recipe but.....I have a horse head cookie cutter that I will use. I made cookies once and made some into donkey's too!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I checked the phonebook and the nearest thing we have is Miss Millie's - bet they aren't as good

  4. great out my blog link to holiday recipes with Diana..

  5. I love LOVE! love, buttercream frosting. Oh I love it, did I mention that I love it?

    Can't wait to give these a try. Thanks for posting the recipe.


  6. hey oz girl,
    buttercream rocks!!!!
    and btw, it was soooo good to see you for a few minutes yesterday during Smart Ass on twitter.

  7. OK You are going to hate me. not only do I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer, I don't even use it! Andy uses it for mashed potatoes and I even go nuts on him for that...makes them pasty!

    However, when I have used it, I did it for my sugar cookies recipe, so I retract that comment, I do use it once a year.

    I am going to try your recipe, I'll take pictures of my mixer for you OK?

  8. Yum. Someday when I'm a size 6, I'm going to come back for this recipe. *sigh* I do have a Kitchenaid mixer. Please don't hate me. I got a great deal. I bought a refurbished one off Amazon and it came with warranty. Check them out. I've had it over 5 years and it's still great.

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  10. Hi Susan,
    I've never been successful with cut-out cookies, but I'm definately trying this recipe! I received my Kitchenaid probably 25 years ago from my husband for Christmas, and to this day, I tell him that that was the best gift he ever gave me. If you can swing it, it changes the way you will bake!

  11. Ooo, sounds yummy. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  12. What an adorable and refreshingly funny blog you have!! I just adore cut out cookies and will give this recipe a try and I may just order some too.
    have a nice evening

  13. Oh, those sound (and look) amazing. I can tell they're the sort of cookies that wake you up at night, calling to you from the kitchen.

    I've been a bad blogger lately. I'm trying to catch up.

  14. A big howdy from Texas! Thank you so much for linking up this great recipe. We have had some really great ones coming in.

    Come back now any time!

  15. These sound really good. My sister-in-law always makes these kind of cookies for Christmas and they are so delicious. I'll have to try your recipe because I love baking.

  16. They sure sound good! Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Oh - Cheryl & Co cookies! That is definitely one thing I miss about Ohio. The retail stores were a sugar-lover's heaven. :)

    I can't wait to try to these cut-out cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Ye Gads, I am so focused on cookies now, I am going to have to make these! Seriously, I cannot stop thinking about COOKIES....

  19. I'm sitting at my desk at work and it's almost lunch ti9me and these cookies are making me really hungry! They look and sound delicious and I'm glad you use real butter - margarine never was nor ever will be a good substitute. I'm copying down your recipe - thanks

  20. I'm liking your crafty posts..these look far out and think I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing this-