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The Perfect Sugar Cookie for Cutouts

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect Sugar Cut Out Cookies
Author Katie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold butter cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, add 1/4-1/2 cup additional sugar for cookies not being topped with icing.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 1 ⁄4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1⁄4 cup as needed
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, and salt in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, cornstarch, and nutmeg. Mix on low until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the sour cream.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll all of the cookie dough out to a thickness of 1⁄4 inch. You may also work with half of the dough at a time if needed. If your cookie dough is sticky you may lightly flour your surface. You can also place the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes if necessary. Cut cookie dough into desired shapes using your favorite cookie cutters.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake. Remove from oven.

Notes

If decorating right away, allow cookies to cool completely before icing. If storing, place them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for a few months.