Cutler’s Famous Sugar Cookies

Published on Feb 25, 2012
Updated on Oct 30, 2019

Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies // This sugar cookie is one of the best and will not disappoint! | Tried and TastyI love cookies. I love sugar cookies… a lot. I wouldn’t say they are necessarily my favorite, because it’s too hard to chose a favorite. If you don’t live in Utah, or you’ve never been to Cutler’s sadly you are missing out. Until that is, this recipe was shared!!! There are many yummy cookies from Cutler’s – but this one I can tell you is my FAVORITE of theirs!!! When I saw the recipe I knew I had to make them: immediately. I wasn’t disappointed. They are de-lish-ous!!!!! They turn out beautifully and are perfect with the buttercream frosting (I didn’t have the ingredients to try the glaze, but I’d love to). The best part about these are (other than the chilling) they are super easy! Love. Now you try :)

Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 762 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies are famous for a reason - they are FANTASTIC!



  • 1 1/2 c butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 2 c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 c cake flour

Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1 c butter 2 sticks
  • 4-5 c powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cutler's Glaze

  • 8 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond emulsion* or almond extract
  • 1 tsp meringue powder**


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended well. Combine baking powder, salt and flour in a separate bowl. Add to dough and mix. To make dough easier to work with, chill before rolling.
  2. On a lightly floured surface roll to about 1/4 inch thick and cut cookies. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cookies are done when top is slightly cracked and no longer looks wet. Edges may be slightly browned.
  3. For the buttercream frosting: Beat butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add a splash of milk and vanilla, blend well. Tint frosting with food color as desired. Decorate with sprinkles immediately after frosting.
  4. For the glaze: Place powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add almond emulsion or almond extract to the powdered sugar, along with water, a little at a time whisking to combine. Continue whisking until smooth.
  5. Add just enough water to make a smooth glaze that stays on a knife when the knife is dipped in the glaze.
  6. Glaze the cookies by dipping the cookie into the glaze in a bowl and removing quickly when coated. Place cookies on rack or cookie sheet until glaze sets.

Recipe Notes

Tips (source: A Bountiful Kitchen):
-*almond emulsion is sold at specialty cooking stores (Orson Gygi's in Salt Lake City) or stores where cake decorating supplies are sold.
-** Meringue powder is also sold at specialty cooking stores. Cutler's uses meringue powder to create a shiny effect on their glaze. It is optional when making the glaze.
-If the glaze starts to get too stiff, add a small amount of water until desired consistency.

Adapted from A Bountiful Kitchen, Cutler's Cookies, Bountiful Utah

Nutrition Facts
Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 762 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 127g42%
Sugar 100g111%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 comments about “Cutler’s Famous Sugar Cookies

  1. Lori

    I really appreciate it when nutritional information is given, but the serving size is very important when giving nutritional information and the nutritional label shown here doesn’t say what the serving size is. Normally when the serving size for cookies isn’t given then it is for one cookie, but the carb count (which is what I need) and the calories listed just don’t seem possible that it could be for one cookie. Does anyone know where this nutritional info came from and can anyone give the serving size for the nutritional information given on this page?

  2. Jenn

    Are you kidding me?!? I can’t wait to try making these cookies! These have always been one of my very favorite treats, and now you’re telling me I can make them myself!! Thank you for sharing…

  3. Angie Walker

    This is exactly the same recipe I use for my cut-out sugar cookies, but I use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour. I wonder if the flours make a difference? I got my recipe from a friend many years ago when I was still a teenager.

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