Cutout Cookie Central

Cutout Cookie Central

 

Our ultimate guide to creating and decorating
cutout sugar cookies.

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The perfect sugar cookie
recipe is easy to roll out, firm
enough to hold up to different
shapes and, of course, delicious.

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SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE >

 

The Dough

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The Frosting

This foolproof royal icing recipe goes on smoothly, doesn’t run, and takes well to various colors.

 

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

 

INGREDIENTS

3 egg whites, at room temperature 

4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 

Pinch of salt 

A few drops of vanilla extract
or fresh lemon juice (optional)

 

 

DIRECTIONS

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with
the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites,
confectioners' sugar, cream of tartar and
salt on medium-low speed until blended.

Add the vanilla or lemon juice, increase the
speed to medium-high, and continue beating
until stiff peaks form and the mixture is
nearly triple in volume, 7 to 8 minutes.

Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover tightly
with plastic wrap and store at room
temperature until ready to use, up to 6 hours.

 

3 Ways to Decorate Sugar Cookies

Icing and Flooding Cookies

1

ICED AND FLOODED

The most popular way to decorate cutout
cookies is icing and flooding them. Using
a pastry bag, begin icing the cookie
shape starting with the perimeter, piping
in icing at the outer edge of the cookie.
Slowly fill in the cookie with icing
(a technique called “flooding”).

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Favorite Sprinkles-Topped Sugar Cookie >

2

 

SPRINKLE-TOPPED


An equally festive way to decorate
cookies that involves less work.
Sprinkling cutout cookies with coarse
sugar crystals before baking is an
easy way to enhance any shape.

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SUGAR COOKIE >

 

Cookie Stamp Collection >

3

STAMPED

A cookie stamp makes easy work of
decorating a cookie by embossing the
dough with a custom shape or image.
The stamp will automatically imprint
dough with an image that maintains
its detail during baking.

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