Rich butter, vanilla, and sweet almond perfumed cookies have to be the scent of Christmas for me. Sharing my secret cut out sugar cookie recipe with you is exactly what I’m doing today. I have held this simple to make, pantry ingredient recipe for years! My staff and I would churn out these cookies by the dozen at my café.

Over on my blog, The Campground Gourmet, I shared this ultra secret butter cut out sugar cookie recipe and now I am sharing it with all of you amazing Girl Campers.  From where I purchase my cookie cutters to what gel colors I buy to create the brightest decorated cookies. I have also provided links to my favorite cookie decorators like Sweet Ambs, Sweetopia, and Haniela’s. I have also provided the royal icing recipe I used to create the perfect iced sugar cookie that dries quickly.

The Reason to Share

These cut out sugar cookies are more than just sugar, butter, eggs and flour to me. They are memories, I can think back about 20-plus years ago and recall the Christmas I showed my eldest son how to make these cookies. He was so small and the rolling pin was so big in his hands. Red sugar sprinkles were everywhere, on the counter, on the floor, in his hair, everywhere. But I did not mind, he was working, creating, and loving every second. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Creating memories, sharing stories, eating traditional food, and celebrating family and friendship.  

Click on this link and it will take you to my perfect sugar cookie recipe. If you have an Instagram account, please share your cookie pictures with the hashtag #GCCookie I would love to see your creations. 

Merry Christmas to you and continue to cook great memories.

Kate Dunbar

Food Editor, Girl Camper

About Kate Dunbar

She is the author of The Campground Gourmet, Simple Delicious Recipes for Dining in the Great Outdoors, where Kate’s mission is to show you how delicious and simple outdoor cooking can be. Spending time at the campground started with her grandparents and now continues with her family as they travel all over the United States in search of food, fun and the joy of the open road.

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