Carrot Cut Out Cookies

No matter what time of year it is COOKIES are always the answer! The bright orange color is so pretty, no matter what time of year it, these cookies will be the perfect addition to any celebrating.  


carrot cut out cookies


Cut out sugar cookies with glaze icing brushed on top!

I’m never surprised how many people bake and ice cookies only moments before needing them to be finished.

So to take all the fussiness out of intricate icing techniques and uncommon ingredients

the recipe for the cookies and icing you all common ingredients and minimal ingredients at that.

So… whip up a batch of these!

These are great for Easter (easter bunny cookies) to leave out for Santa (for him and his reindeer) But they would be great for a springtime tea, to enjoy when you’ be harvested your summer garden, for a fun party or to tease someone who doesn’t like vegetables 🙂

carrot iced cut out cookies


It’s no secret cut out cookies can be time-consuming, but this recipe doesn’t need refrigeration and holds its shape and…


brushing icing on cookie


the icing is BRUSHED ON!

Yes, no piping, no fancy items needed just a brush. I use a silicone brush and simply brush the glaze icing over the cooled cookies.

Since the icing is not piped on with a piping bag, piping tips and couples, which saves time and also reduced CLEAN UP!

Which means a batch of these can be ready quickly. If you work fast, they can be all done in an hour.





Cut out sugar cookies

small batch, simple, no spread, no chill cut out sugar cookies with glaze icing
Servings: 18 cookies


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg mixed and use 1 1/2 tablespoons of the egg mixture
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water
  • food coloring orange and sage green
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup


  • Preheat your oven to 400°
  • In the large bowl with a mixer (stand mixer or hand mixer) cream together butter and powdered sugar until combined.
  • Mix in the egg mixture and the vanilla.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, and salt and mix on medium to combine.
  • Mix until the dough forms a ball, it will pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Roll out the dough in between two sheets of wax paper.
  • Place a cookie cutter into a little flour, then into the cookie dough.
  • Then transfer the cookies to a baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Don't overcrowd the cookie sheet.
  • Check the cookies about a minute before the timer goes off, don't let them brown too much, they will cool and become "dry".
  • Allow cookies to cool on a baking sheet.
  • Then mix powdered sugar, water, corn syrup and mix completely smooth.
  • Separate the icing into two bowls, and use a drop of food coloring into each bowl to create the color you want.
  • Brush the icing onto completely cooled cookies.
  • Allow icing to dry before stacking cookies.


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