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Deluxe Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

deluxe sugar cookie cut-outs Dessert
Deluxe Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 28

We asked Pillsbury fans what makes their favorite Christmas cookie, and we heard the answer loud and clear: Nothing beats a classic frosted sugar cookie cutout. We couldn’t agree more! So we went to our test kitchens to make you the absolute best frosted sugar cookie cutout recipe of all time. Loaded with cream cheese and sprinkles, iced with a quick homemade marshmallow buttercream frosting, and decorated with all kinds of candy, these holiday-shaped sugar cookies deliver on your favorite treat—and then some! MORE+ LESS-

September 11, 2018

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
1/4
cup red, white and green candy sprinkles

Marshmallow Frosting

1/2
cup butter, softened
1 1/4
cups marshmallow creme (from 7-oz container)
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4
cups powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. In large bowl, break up dough. Add cream cheese, flour and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; stir with spoon or hands until well blended. Add sprinkles; stir into dough until well blended. Generously flour work surface. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on work surface. Cut out desired shapes using floured 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat softened butter, marshmallow creme and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract until well blended. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Frost cooled cookies. Decorate as desired.

Expert Tips

  • Decorating nonpareils are not recommended as a substitution for the sprinkles in this cookie dough.
  • Looking for chocolate in your cookie? Substitute miniature chocolate chips for the sprinkles.
  • Decorate these fun sugar cookies with any decorating candy decors, miniature candy-coated chocolate candies, cinnamon candies, crushed hard peppermint candies or candy canes, miniature chocolate chips, chopped thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies, colored sugar and colored glitter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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