Grandma Mary Ann’s Cut-Outs

Growing up, one of my favorite parts of Christmas time was frosting and decorating my Grandma Mary Ann’s famous Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs. Make this recipe with your siblings, children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren and you are guaranteed to have a magical time watching everyone express their creativity!


Grandma Mary Ann's Cut-Outs

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1  1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2  1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Mix together ingredients above.
  2. Mold dough in a ball and wrap with saran (plastic) wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out to 1/4″ thick.
  4. Cut into shapes using holiday cookie cutters.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes or until light golden brown.
  6. Let cool. Frost and decorate with sprinkles.


  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4-5 Tbsp. milk
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  1. Mix together 1/3 of powdered sugar, salt, butter, and vanilla extract. Add part of milk.
  2. Add rest of powdered sugar and then rest of milk.
  3. Separate into multiple containers and add different food coloring to each.
  4. Decorate and let your creativity run wild!

Love food. Love self. Love life.


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