Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies - Rebekah and her Ramblings. The perfect sugar cookie to cut into your favorite shape and stuff into your face!Guys I started a diet today, it’s the worst.  For the last month or so, I have given into my cravings of queso, cookies, queso, gummy bears, queso, adult beverages, and queso and it has been glorious. Work has been crazy for the last 6 weeks or so, and I’ve been lazy when it comes to eating.  Then my parents came and needed all of the amazing Texas food they don’t get to eat regularly; I haven’t eaten that much Whataburger or pie (from House of Pies obvs) in a long time.  But now I have to be all responsible and stuff because HEALTH.  BUTTTT these cookies that I have for you today are so good.  I love cut out cookies because it’s fun to roll dough out, eat the extra, and make FUN shapes with food.  I may or may not be a four year old and I am definitely NOT SORRY.  Two of my little baby freshmen got their Fightin’ Texas Aggie Rings a few weeks ago and I couldn’t go to their dunk because ADULTING so I did the next best thing – mailed them cookies.  I made little Texas cookies AND the perfect Aggie cookie – longhorns with the horns sawed off.  I had way too much fun breaking the little horns on those bad boys, but again, not sorry.  The cookie dough is PERFECTION.  And Texas is like a really weird shape – if this dough can hold that shape, it can do anything.  Or holds magical powers which is also possible. Icing recipe is here!

Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies - Rebekah and her Ramblings.  The perfect sugar cookie to cut into your favorite shape and stuff into your face!Side note – if you’re on the diet struggle bus like I am, don’t forget to check out my one pan and salad recipes – tons and tons of healthy stuff that tastes like you’re cheating (but you’re totally not). This, this, this, this, and this are some of my favorites.

Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies - Rebekah and her Ramblings. The perfect sugar cookie to cut into your favorite shape and stuff into your face!Side side note – cookies are good for the soul, so make sure you make these ASAP and enjoy them in moderation :)

Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies - Rebekah and her Ramblings. The perfect sugar cookie to cut into your favorite shape and stuff into your face!Yield: about 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 90 minutes              Cook Time: 8-11 minutes

What you need:

  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 heaping tablespoons non-pareils sprinkles
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

Flawless Cut Out Sugar Cookies - Rebekah and her Ramblings.  The perfect sugar cookie to cut into your favorite shape and stuff into your face!Directions:

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and sprinkles together in a medium bowl; set aside
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until very fluffy
  • Add sugar and mix until combined and smooth
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat well
  • Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat until full incorporated
  • Turn the dough out onto your counter and divide in half
  • Roll each half of the dough into a big ball and place into a large ziploc baggie and seal
  • Flatten the dough in the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 – I refrigerated for about an hour
  • Lightly flour your work surface and remove the dough from the fridge; preheat the oven to 350*
  • Place a piece of parchment paper over the dough and roll the dough out until it’s about half an inch thick
  • Cut the cookies out and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Bake the cookies for 8-11 minutes depending on the cookie cut out size. The Texas ones took about 10 minutes and the longhorns took about 8
  • Frosting is totally optional, these are delicious as is!

This recipe is adapted from Glorious Treats.

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