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Cut Out Cookie Recipes

My Favorite Cut Out Cookie Recipes.

collection of cut out cookies

I first wrote this post in 2011. It was time to update it with new recipes. Enjoy.

1. BASIC SUGAR COOKIES

This is a recipe I use the most when I make decorated cookies. Almost always I use Vanilla and Almond to flavor my cookie dough. I like addition of almond as it pairs nicely with my Fresh Lemon Royal Icing. These cookies are a cross between shortbread and sugar cookie.

butterfly cut out sugar sugar cookies on a plate

2. CHOCOLATE COOKIES

Popular all year long, they taste like dclicious brownies. Enjoy them plain or sandwiched with ganache, homemade marshmallow and even jam.

chocolate cut out cookies shaped as spiders, Halloween coffin and heart cut outs

3. HONEY COOKIES (called medovnicky or pernicky)

Born and bred in Slovakia Honey Cookies are part of my Slovakian heritage. In Slovakia Honey Cookie have a popularity of Sugar Cookies in the United States. They are flavored with spices and sweet honey.

Popular all year around. Favorite with adults and children alike. Kids actually love these!

honey cookies decorated with royal icing

4. LINZER COOKIES

Traditionally this cookie dough is made with walnuts or hazelnut cookie dough. But I also like to make this cookie dough without any nuts, just plain vanilla. It’s so good.

I make them plain and also sometime substitute some of the flour for ground walnuts. Or I use chopped walnuts as garnish. You can also add chopped dry fruit, chocolate bits, orange or lemon zest, liqueur, coffee powder. This cookie dough can take it.

This recipe also makes for lovely Mini Tart Shells. It is superb for variety of Ice Box Cookies like checkerboard cookies and I also used it to make my Rose Slice Cookies.

ice box cookies

5. VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES

Christina says : ”
I just made this recipe using Pamela’s Artisan GF flour and am so impressed with how the dough handles – not sticky at all! By using the associated video I was able to judge, as with any other sugar cookie recipe, whether to add a bit more flour to get the correct consistency. The cookies are out of the oven and ta da!! No spread either! “

cut out vegan sugar cookies on a cooling rack

6. GLUTEN FREE COOKIES

Gluten Free cookies that melt in your mouth.

pink marbled gluten free cut out cookies

7. BEST GRAHAM CRACKERS

Dip them in chocolate or pair them with homemade marshmallows!

cut out graham cracker cookies

8. SLOVAK GINGER CUT OUT COOKIES (Zazvorniky)

These are traditionally cut with a cutter resembling ginger root shape. To this day I still don’t own this peculiar cutter so I use other cutters instead.

Cookies despite the amount of ground ginger used are not overly spicy. They are popular plain though my friends prefer chocolate drizzled over them.

They are crunchy and are fantastic with tea or coffee.

zazvorniky

9. SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

If you are fan of a soft cut out cookies these are for you. Tough you can ice them royal icing I prefer to frost these with buttercream frosting.

soft cut out sugar cookies decorated with buttercream frosting

10. PUMPKIN CUT OUT COOKIE RECIPE(with real pumpkin)

Celebrate Fall anytime of the year with these soft delicious Pumpkin Cut Out Cookies. I love using maple buttercream frosting or a glaze. So good!

pumpkin cut out cookies iced with maple buttercream

11. OATMEAL CUT OUT COOKIE

Flavorful with a hint of spice. I could eat these everyday!

oatmeal cut out cookies on a cooling rack

12. PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Perfect for a peanut butter fan.

cut out peanut butter cookies

13. GINGERBREAD CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Be prepared for these to disappear.

14. GINGERBREAD CUT OUT COOKIE

I use this recipe to make flavorful gingerbread cut out cookies and I often use it to make small tasty decorations as well.

15. CINNAMON CARDAMOM COOKIES

Try using cardamom next time you make cookies.

16. STURDY CONSTRUCTION GINGERBREAD FOR DECORATIONS

Construction gingerbread recipe is great for decorative projects. I use extra spices to make it the super fragrant.

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collection of cut out cookies

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10 Comments

  1. I tried your chocolate cut out cookie recipe. I am not a chocolate lover but your recipe was outrageously delicious. Surprisingly the dough was easy to work with. Also, used your royal icing recipe that called for vanilla, lemon and almond extract. Must say very, very good! Thank you Hani! ❤️

  2. Haniela,

    I love your cut out cookie recipe. I use it for all my cookie orders everyone rave about the taste. Thank you for sharing. I am going to try your chocolate cut out cookie recipe.

    Thank you,
    Teresa from QC, AZ

  3. Can you double or triple the basic sugar cookie recipe, and the recipe will still work out or do you have a big batch sugar cookie recipe ?
    Thank you

  4. Thanks for sharing Haniela.. I just made your sugar cookie recipe and it smells so good.. I will post on my blog when I decorate them. The recipe I normally use doesn't use baking powder because since the recipes I did try with it made the cookies spread too much. This recipe didn't spread at all.

  5. Hani, I am DEFINITELY going to have to try some of these. I have only cut out sugar and gingerbread so it's time to expand, for sure! Thanks for all the great recipes!

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