If you live in or near Bountiful, you’ve had one of Cutler’s famous sugar cookies. The secret to their puffy, soft cookies is (drum roll)… cake flour. Yes, even though we are trained to never use cake flour in cookie recipes, that’s exactly what Curt uses. He likes the texture and finished product. Apparently, we all love it too!

Valentines Day is Cutler’s single biggest cookies day of the year. If you want to make your own at home, here’s the recipe. If not, run by Cutler’s and buy a dozen or two! I buy their cookies when I don’t have time to make my own and place them in a cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon. Perfect treat for your Valentine!

Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies
Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies

Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies
Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies
Cutler’s Cookies, Bountiful Utah

Cutler’s Famous Sugar Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Author: Si Foster
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
cool, decorate: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 36 3 inch cookies
Soft sugar cookie recipe from Cutler's Cookies in Bountiful, Utah.


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • few drops food coloring
  • sprinkles for decorating, optional


  • Place butter and sugar in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended well.
  • Add baking powder, salt, cake flour and all purpose flour to the bowl. Pulse the mixer a few times until the wet and dry ingredients are incorporated, mix on low for about 30 seconds to one minute.
  • The dough may be covered and placed in the fridge for up to three days or frozen at this point. Or, it may be rolled out immediately and cut into shapes.
  • Roll to about 1/4 inch thick and cut cookies into shapes. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.
  • Cookies are done when top is set and no longer looks wet or shiny. Edges may be slightly browned.
  • Let cookies cool, frost or glaze and decorate.

Buttercream Frosting

  • Place 1 cup butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until smooth.
  • Add a bit of milk (or cream or half and half) and vanilla, blend well. Add food color, a drop at a time as desired. Decorate with sprinkles immediately after frosting.


  • stand mixer

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Cutler's Famous Sugar Cookies