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perfect cut out cookies

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.
It was rainy. I was bored.
I’m a little weird.
I’m sure you understand. 🙂

perfect cut out cookies



perfect cut out cookies

Chewy and delicious and they hold their shape!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author mk


  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 3-31/2 cups all purpose flour


  • Beat the butter, shortening, sugar and extracts together until fluffy.
  • Add egg, mix well
  • Add in the salt and flour and mix until a dough forms.
  • Roll out to 1/2 " thickness and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 12-14 minutes.

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