Perfect cut out sugar cookies~ they hold their shape, stay chewy, and are delicious.

You see… I have made lots of cut-outs in my time… sometimes they come out in blobs after they’re baked, and other times they hold their shape, but they are way too crisp and dry.  And I happen to be a chewy cookie girl. If it’s homemade, it should taste homemade, you know?! Who wants to hear “They taste store-bought!” No way. Not me.

So… I made a video of these.

I was bored. It was rainy. I’m a little weird.

I’m sure you understand. 😉

perfect cut out cookies
Recipe Type: dessert cookie
Author: michelle keith
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. In a mixer combine the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and extracts.
  3. Slowly add in the flour and salt adjusting as needed ( more or less) until a dough is formed.
  4. Remove dough from mixer and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  5. Lightly dust the top of dough with flour and roll out to 3/8″ thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  6. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Makes 24 3″ cookies