Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

Prep Time

90 minutes

Cook Time

8 minutes


24 people

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Making sugar cookies with cookie cutters is such a fun and special time especially during the holiday season with friends and family. For our picture, we made these in a star-shaped mold using a Wilton baking pan, but they can also be rolled out thin and made the traditional way with cookie cutters.

These cookies come from Diana Fortner and are tasty enough to replace sugarplums in those holiday dreams!


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ICING (Optional):
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla.
  • 2 Add egg and beat till light and fluffy.
  • 3 Add milk and stir together.
  • 4 Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and mix into mixture.
  • 5 Divide dough in half.
  • 6 Chill 1 hour.
  • 7 Roll out on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.
  • 8 Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350ºF 6-8 minutes.
  • 9 To ice, simply mix the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla together. If you want a thinner consistency, just add a few drops more of milk.


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