Holiday Cutout Cookies

Photo by  David Prince
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  • Makes 40
  • Total Time



  1. Divide the basic sugar cookie dough in half (do not substitute slice-and-bake dough). On a floured surface, roll each piece out ¼ inch thick.
  2. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Refrigerate on baking sheets until firm.
  3. Sprinkle with decorating sugar and bake at 350° F on parchment-lined baking sheets until just beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.