Sugar Cookie Cutouts are the most fun dessert to make around the holidays. Well at least in my opinion. You have the opportunity to be so creative along with just making simple shapes when decorating with the kids. Kids love this recipe more than adults probably because they can be creative as well, plus it is easy for them. This is such an easy recipe that only uses baking ingredients that you already probably have around the house. This is the best sugar cookie cutout recipe that you will ever try – Sugar Cookie Cutout Recipe.
Not only is the cookie recipe good on its own, it is even better with this frosting recipe – Royal Icing. I am normally not a royal icing fan but with this cookie it is really the perfect combination of flavors.
Special Items Needed
disposable pastry bags, 1 for each color
orange gel food coloring
yellow gel food coloring
black/brown gel food coloring
Fill the pastry bags, one for each color. I like to do all the stiff icing first to save bags. Then, cut a small slit out of the bottom. You can even use a zip-lock bag if you don’t have a disposable pastry bag. The only difference is the pastry bag is much more durable, but I’ve definitely used zip-lock bags before when I forgot that I was out of pastry bags.
For the Carved Pumpkin Cookie: Outline the pumpkin in stiff orange icing. Then outline the eyes and mouth with brown or black icing, then fill in the eyes and mouth using soft peaks. Then outline the remainder of the cookie with orange icing that has soft peaks.
For the Candy Corn Cookie: Outline the tip with white stiff peak icing, the middle with yellow stiff peak icing, and the top with orange stiff peak icing. You can get a better idea by looking at the picture. Then fill in each area with the corresponding color using soft peak icing in the appropriate color.
For the Spider Web Cookie: Outline the whole cookie in white using stiff peak icing. Then fill in the whole area of the cookie using soft peak icing. Using black medium peak (between stiff and soft peaks) pipe the black icing in zigzag circles. Then use a toothpick, place it in the center and work your way out to the edge. Do this to each protrusion in the cookie to make the cookie look more like a spider web.