Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies

Just 8 days until Christmas! 

Have you had a chance to make classic cut out cookies? If not, I have a new recipe for you: Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies. Don’t worry, just takes just a few minutes to whip up the dough. While it cools in the fridge, why not pour some tea, take a breath and get a couple gifts wrapped?

You can use any cookie cutter shape of course. I wanted a unique look, so found this Whimsical Christmas Tree Copper Cookie Cutter on Amazon. Love the vintage twist. These can also be made gluten-free. Just use this King Arthur 1-1 Gluten Free Flour  (the only GF flour I stand by!). 

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Happy last week before Christmas, friends!



Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies

Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes

This is your classic cut out sugar cookie with a hint of vanilla and cardamom. These can also be made gluten free. Just use this King Arthur 1-1 Gluten Free Flour and you’ll be set for success.


  • 226g (1 cup) butter
  • 303g (1 ½ cups) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 435g (3 cups) flour
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


    1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Whisk.
    3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour and mix just until well combined, scraping the sides as you go. 
    4. Cover and chill dough for at least 45 minutes.
    5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to ½” thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1” apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
    6. Bake 8-12 minutes (depending on thickness of cookie) or until the cookies are barely hinting at a golden color. They should be neutral in tone when baked. Cool completely.
    7. Frost and decorate as you please! Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze.


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