To create these confectionery name tags, follow our recipe for sugar cookie dough. Form the cookies with a tag-shaped cutter, then use a plastic straw to punch a hole in the pointed end of each treat before baking. Customize each cookie by piping names and decorative edging with icing.
2 stick(s) Softened Unsalted Butter
1 cup(s) Sugar
3 large Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
3 1/4 cup(s) All-Purpose Flour
In a large bowl, using a mixer set on medium-high, beat together softened unsalted butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract and salt. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add all-purpose flour, beating until ingredients are combined. (Dough will be slightly sticky.)
Divide dough into 4 equal portions and cover each in plastic wrap, patting into 1/2-inch-thick squares. Chill until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll out dough, a square at a time, to 1/3 inch thick. Cut out cookies using ornament- or tag-shaped cutters. Transfer cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 10 minutes.
Bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes. Cool completely on pan or wire rack before decorating.