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Sugar cookie dough rolled out and cut out with some on a baking sheet

Best Cut Out Sugar Cookies (No-Chill Recipe)

These cut out sugar cookies are the BEST. They are soft, easy to decorate, have neat edges, and the dough doesn't require refrigeration!
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword sugar cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 149kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
    Combine sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and shortening in a stand mixer. Mix until well combined.
    Sugar, butter, and shortening in a bowl for sugar cookies
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and mix until combined.
    Eggs in a bowl being beaten with sugar and butter to make sugar cookies
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
    Flour in a bowl to make sugar cookies
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture a little at a time. Mix until the dough pulls away from the sides and forms a soft ball when pressed together.
    Sugar cookie dough ball in a bowl
  • Remove dough from bowl and roll out onto a lightly floured surface (about 1/4 cup flour). Roll out to 3/8-inch thickness (see notes above).
    Sugar cookie dough being rolled out
  • Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
    Sugar cookie dough with cut out hearts
  • Bake cookies on a lined baking sheet for 7 minutes (6 minutes for smaller cookies). Remove cookies from pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
    Baked sugar cookies on a baking sheet and cooling rack
  • After cookies have completely cooled, they are ready for decorating (see notes above).
    Side view of sugar cookie to show thickness and clean edges


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg