Making cut out cookies cannot get any simpler!
This Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe has just 3 ingredients. You can mix the dough together in just a few minutes.
Another advantage of this recipe is that the cookie dough is soft. That means it is pliable and easy to roll when you make cut outs.
You can decorate the cookies with colored sugar and cookie sprinkles before you bake them.
Or you can bake cookies, allow them to cool, and then decorate them with the Easy Royal Frosting recipe (below).
Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on size of cookie cutters
1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
Easy Royal Icing (directions below or here)
Colored sugar and sprinkles (optional)
3 tablespoons (1/4 cup) meringue powder
1 pound (4 cups) powdered sugar
6 tablespoons (1/2 cup) warm water
Place ingredients in a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer on low speed to beat ingredients together until peaks form, about 5 minutes. Get more tips for making and using Royal Frosting here.
Special Baking Tips for this Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe
Use plastic wrap as a buffer between the cookie dough and rolling pin while rolling out the dough. The dough will roll smoothly. You’ll also eliminate the need to flour the rolling surface and the rolling pin. Less flour means the cookies will not be as hard or tough, but rather have a softer, more buttery texture.
Get best baking results when cookies of similar size are placed together on a single baking sheet and baked together. This way, cookies will bake evenly.
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