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Classic Sugar Cookies

Use cookie cutters to cut seasonal shapes from a few cups of Gloria's dough. Prepared frosting and colored sugar make it a snap to decorate these classic Christmas cookies.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen



  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Using 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Leave plain or sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Frost plain cookies; sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 65 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Allison.Reeves
    Dec 2, 2014

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  • nana110193
    Dec 7, 2012

    To all those of you who said this isn't a recipe! Did you click on the words basic cookie recipe? It's right there!

  • fmlong
    Dec 5, 2012

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  • Melody15
    Oct 5, 2012

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  • gwashington1961
    Aug 4, 2012

    This particular Sugar Cookie Recipe is intended to be used with the several other recipes pictured in the Christmas Cookie Plate [They failed to even mention the Sugar Cookies as they listed the other Cookies that can be made with this Base being the common string between each recipe].

  • sstetzel
    Dec 18, 2011

    Here is a link to the Basic Cookie Dough recipe - sorry for the confusion.

  • SusanLuella
    Dec 17, 2011

    I wouldn't make this again, because I couldn't make it now...there is no recipe...what the heck is "basic cookie dough" and where does one find it?

  • MrsKase
    Dec 11, 2011

    My family had so much fun making these tonight! Thanks for a wonderful Christmas memory!

  • krisolson
    Nov 29, 2011

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  • nadinas
    Jan 11, 2011 made these and they turned out really great! BTW, how is this not a recipe? It has ingredients and directions. Many of the Nestle recipes with prepared dough are like this, so how is it not a recipe?