Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

For this Sunday I decided to post this basic sugar or cut-out cookie recipe, my friend and I were baking yesterday. It's very simple, even though we spent almost the whole afternoon baking, because we wanted to make big batches of them to share with family. We ended up making over 200 cookies. So if you need to make more, you can double, triple or quadruple the recipe as we did.
First I'll show you some of the images from yesterday and then I'll write down the recipe if you would like to try it out.

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How many cookies you can make out of the batch mainly depends on the shapes of cutters you use.

Ready to go into the oven. They only need 10 minutes so you can really make a lot of them in succession.

As we were baking the of we left them in the parchment paper to cool down before transferring them to a big tray.

90 gr. (6 tablespoons) soft unsalted butter
100 gr. (1/2 cup) sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
200 gr. (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
This makes 25-30 cookies. Cream the softened butter with the sugar in a bowl, then add the vanilla extract. Add the egg and once it's combined add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Once you have a clumpy dough, put it into some clingfilm and into the fridge for 30 minutes. Then spread it out on a floured surface, cut it out with the cutters and bake in a 180 C (350 F)  oven for 10 minutes.

You can re roll the dough if there is any left for more cookies, or make the dough and then put it into the freezer for later use.

Hope you are having a great rest of the weekend, and that you are also filling your homes up with the smell of fresh baked goods.


  1. when my mother used to bake these sugar cookies, i was there to HELP get them off the pans and into the tins... and many of them landed right in my mouth. they are soooo good warm from the oven...looks like you are now ready for the holiday

    1. We really had to control ourselves not to eat them right away. As you said, they are so good warm.

  2. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a happy day!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Mmmmm delicious indeed!! Thanks for the recipe, Mersad! Wishing you and your family a most beautiful, peaceful and Merry Christmas!!


  4. I love sugar cookies. Nice shots of the making in progress.

  5. :)

    200 Plätzchen - ich weiß Erfahrung, dass das zuerst viel klingt - und je leckerer sie sind, desto schneller schmelzen sie dramatisch. Sie sehen sehr lecker aus und sind sehr liebevoll gestaltet :O - vielen Dank für das Rezept!

    Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

    Herzliche Grüße von Senna

    1. Das stimmt. Sie gehen wirklich ganz schnell weg.

  6. 200 Cookies……OMG!!! What a big family! Anne

  7. That is you ready now. Have a good Christmas.

  8. I want to reach into my computer and grab one of those delicious-looking cookies. ;)

  9. Na, bei so vielen und leckeren Keksen kann Weihnachten ja kommen^^

    Danke dir für das schöne Rezept und wünsche dir einen wundervollen Tag.

    Liebe Grüssle


  10. Looks delicious and I imagine the aroma was delightful.

  11. Those cookies look fabulous, Mersad. I wouldn't have been able to resist eating a few.... or a lot.

  12. they look so pretty and delicious. I plan on making chamborde fudge today for sharing with friends and family over the holiday

  13. Thanks for sharing this Awesome tips! Can't wait to make mine now!

  14. Looks like good :P
    Merry Xmas

  15. They are beautiful. Love the sprinkles!

  16. I've never made cutout cookies, the intimidate me!

  17. That's super fun! Cut-out cookies are the best, I bet your family will love them. Thanks so much for linking up with Life Thru the Lens, I am really excited to have you at my place Mersad.



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