Cutout Cookie Recipes

Whether you’re baking for the holidays or, well, any day, these cutout cookie recipes are here to satisfy your sweet tooth. Find our best recipes, tips and more.

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    Pistachio Brown Butter Cookies

    These pistachio brown butter cookies are a simple showstopper! They literally melt in your mouth. You can find the shelled, salted pistachios at the store. —Stephanie Sutphin, Radford, Virginia

    Jammy Dodgers

    On my first trip to Great Britain, I stumbled upon these cookies (or biscuits, as they're known in the U.K.)....


    How to Roll Out Cookie Dough Like a Pro

    We chatted with a baking expert to learn how to roll out cookie dough. With her tips, you'll have bakery-worthy...


    Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

    These lovely treats are a traditional part of our Christmas cookie platter. Because the scent of rosemary and the shape...


    Hanukkah Cookies

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....

    Chocolate-Stuffed Dreidel Cookies

    These dreidel cookies are sure to spread some smiles this holiday season. Your friends and family will delight in the...


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    How to Make Peanut Butter Cinnamon Snap Cutouts

    Looking for a tasty alternative to gingerbread? We'll show you how to make delicious peanut butter cinnamon snap cookies—spicy, sweet...

    How to Use Cookie Cutters to Make Cutout Cookies

    This step-by-step guide will show you how to use cookie cutters to make the best cutout cookies for every occasion.


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    Peanut Butter Cinnamon Snap Cookies

    These peanut butter cinnamon cookies are perfect for bake sales, potlucks or holiday gift baskets. Use fun cookie cutters for...


    Sock Monkey Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about sock monkey cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic cookies on for...


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    Mexican Tea Cookies

    Mexican tea cookies are a holiday favorite in our family. I updated the recipe by frosting them with a buttercream...

    Wookie Cookies

    Who wouldn’t want a Chewie cookie? These adorable cutouts will be a fan favorite at any kind of Star Wars...


    Poker Chip Cookies

    These poker chip cookies make a showstopping addition to your themed party. Practice makes perfect to get the royal icing...


    11 Winter-Themed Cookie Cutters for Wow-Worthy Treats

    Baby, it's cold outside! Stay in and keep warm by baking up a batch of your favorite sugar cookies with...


    Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

    My Scottish grandmother was renowned for her baking, and one of the highlights whenever we visited my grandparents was her...


    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...

    French Butter Cookies

    The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...


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    Frozen Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies

    These snowflake cookies will melt in your mouth as soon as they hit your tongue. Experiment with your favorite colors...


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    Letter-Stamped Butter Cookies

    Alphabet cookie stamps make creating these one-of-a-kind treats a snap. Surprise your guests with dessert before dinner! —Taste of Home...


    Glazed Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread cookies are classics and always welcome on my table. But when I want to punch up the flavor a...


    Easy Scottish Shortbread

    These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


    All-Time Favorite Sugar Cookies

    I searched for about 30 years to find the ideal sugar cookie recipe, and this is it! The dough turns...


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    Santa’s Elf Cookies

    These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...


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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

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