Holiday Cut-Out Cookies

Holiday Cut-Out Cookies from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cookies, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Ready Time: 180 min
  • Yield: 8 dozen cookies



  • 4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • OR 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • OR 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus additional as needed
  • Food color (optional)
  • Colored sugar or decorator sprinkles (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sweetened condensed milk and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar, egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture gradually. Beat on low speed until combined. Divide dough into fourths. Wrap each with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours.
  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat cookie sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle counter surface with powdered sugar. Roll out one portion of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Chill and reroll dough as needed.
  • BAKE 7 to 9 minutes or until very light brown around edges. Cool.
  • For Frosting: COMBINE powdered sugar, salt, butter and extract until blended. Stir in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Add food color, if desired. Spread on cookies. Top with colored sugar or decorator sprinkles.


  • PREPARE and roll dough as above. Line cookie sheets with foil. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Cut out holes for "stained glass" effect in each cookie with small cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. Fill holes with crushed hard candies in various colors.
  • BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until candy has melted. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cookies carefully from foil.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cookie of 66), Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 25), Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 50mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 8g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.