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Christmas Cookies Recipes: Easy Cutout Sugar Cookies

These Easy Cutout Christmas Cookies are the BEST cookies - and they're super easy and fun to do alone or with kids.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 4 dozen cookies
Author Kate


  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups flour
  • 4 T Sunny D orange juice
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 2 t baking powder
  • Frosting:
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring


  1. Combine your butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl and beat on medium speed with a mixer until creamy
  2. Add flour, orange juice, vanilla and baking powder and mix on low
  3. Divide dough into four parts and wrap in saran wrap
  4. Store in the refrigerator for atleast two hours
  5. Roll out cookies and make 1/4 inch thickness cutouts on a floured surface. You'll need to handle the dough just a little bit to get it to roll out flat after being in the refrigerator
  6. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie pans ** must use parchment paper or baking mats
  7. Heat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 7-8 minutes per cookie pan
  8. ** Your cookies will not seem like they are done but they will harden once dry and cooled off. They'll be very moist and delicious!
  9. Frosting:
  10. Blend together first three ingredient for 2-3 minutes until creamy.
  11. Add remaining ingredients
  12. Make your frosting right before frosting the cookies so your frosting doesn't harden and get dry