The Best No-Chilling-Required Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Recipe | Yummly

The Best No-Chilling-Required Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Mathias Dosch: "Double the vanilla, double the sugar, and use who…" Read More


  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (butter-, or plain butter extract, optional but recommended)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium3% DV65mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs5% DV16g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories160Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Mathias Dosch 4 months ago
    Double the vanilla, double the sugar, and use whole eggs. These modifications make a perfect 5-star sugar cookie that isn't too sweet for icing but is enjoyable without it. I would recommend chilling the dough to make cut-outs easier and more kid friendly. The dough held its shape and browned nicely. Great snap.
    Emily Kunkler 8 months ago
    Easy to make but definitely need icing! They are ver bland.
    Lisa G. a year ago
    Great! Easy and no wait for chilling.
    Tammi L. 2 years ago
    Fantastic! I like them a lot, they're not quite as good as my Grandma's sugar cookies, but they're good as a faster version: no chilling the dough! woo! Some people say they're dry, I can see what they mean, but that doesn't bother me at all, I think it's just a preference. I added 1/2 tsp more of Vanilla extract instead of adding butter extract which I didn't have. 👍 I also didn't measure exactly 1/4 inch rolling them out I kinda just eyeballed it...I ended up baking them 5min - rotating pan - then 5min more instead of per instructions. Super easy and fast!
    Sarah Pelhan 2 years ago
    So easy! Made these quick with my 4 year old niece. They weren’t too sweet (which I appreciate) and I suggest dividing the dough into 4 individual bowls and dying them to make “unicorn poo” and rainbow cookies.
    Ford-Mukkamala 2 years ago
    Not very tasty, in my opinion.
    Mark H. 2 years ago
    worst sugar cookie i ever baked and tasted threw whole batch in trash
    Mrs D 3 years ago
    I stumbled on this recipe by chance and I have used it more times than I can remember, even passing along this recipe to all family members who are in need of a right now, not a chill and use later, cut out cookie recipe. Having a child in kindergarten and being a room mom, has given me the opportunity to use this recipe for every holiday at my cookie decorating station. They are a hit every time!!