Sugar Cookie Cut Outs–People Food for our Puppy Party

I have highlighted 2 dogs products so far for the PetGuide and thought I would break it up with the people treat I served for the party. I mean a puppy turning one is means for celebration right!!

 I tend to purchase the cookie mix in the bag for sugar cookie cut outs but this time I ventured our and tried from scratch!

I found this Sugar Cookie recipe on and thought I would give it a try. Kids were still home from school so I had some helpers.

I had never used powdered sugar in my recipes before and my husband had always talked about his grandmother’s sugar cookies and remembers her putting powdered sugar in those.

They were a success. He said he was tempted to eat the entire batch. The dough was a little sticky but held up with multiple rollings of the scraps. I do not like to waste the cookie dough.

I also froze them, unfrosted, for a week before the party. I only used a ziploc bag so I had a few broken ones. Next time I will use a tupperware container.

The day before the event I made the frosting from this site but it was a little too brown in color, due to the vanilla, to look like bones. I had some Wilton’s Cookie frosting in the pantry so I finished off the batch using that.

Appearance and Taste Test over all winner:  Wilton’s Cookie frosting won.

This is definitely going to be my go to recipe for Christmas cut outs.

Rolled Sugar Cookies from

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter and sugars until smooth.
2. Slowly add vegetable oil.
3. Add eggs, one at a time; then vanilla.
4. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until blended.
5. Add baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
6. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
7. Roll chilled dough out on a generously sugared surface (to about a 1/4″ thickness).
8. Using cookie cutters or a clean round drinking glass, cut out into desired shapes.
9. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown).

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons milk 
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • assorted food coloring colors
1. In a small bowl, stir together the milk and confectioners sugar until smooth.
2. Beat in corn syrup and the vanilla extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick, add additinal corn syrup to thin slightly.

3. Divide the icing into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to the preferred color intensity. Paint the icing onto the cookies or pipe with decorator icing tubes and tips.

4. Top with candy decorator balls, holiday sprinkles or any other festive design. Enjoy, these are as much fun to decorate as they are to eat!


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  1. These are super cute cookies!:)
    The only “problem” is that these are the kind of cookies we can’t stop eating

  2. aww those are so cute and a great way to give a treat to a fur kid!

  3. What a cute idea to make the people treats shaped like dog bones for the puppy party! And great tip about freezing them til you are ready to frost and serve them! Can’t wait to try it.

  4. omg I would maybe sin for a sugar cookie :P. No, I wouldn’t because I am getting thinner, but those look so delish!

  5. I love cookies – glad to see the humans got some love too! 😀

  6. So cute. Doggie Treats for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  7. these are definitely worth it Sofia!! super easy too

  8. No Krystle I made pupcakes which is coming soon!!

  9. Looks tasty! Sounds like a recipe I’ll have to try for a holiday bake exchange.

  10. Yum I love sugar cookies! Was your dog able to eat them as well?

  11. They look sooooo good!! My husband loves making sugar cookies from the already made mix (hey, can’t complain!) Maybe this year I’ll venture into homemade sugar cookies!! Thanks for the recipe