Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe


  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Crisco┬«


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease each cookie sheet with Crisco®.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium high for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined.
  3. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer and stir in any remaining flour.
  4. Cover and chill dough until easy to handle (I prefer to chill overnight)
  5. On a floured surface roll half of the dough at a time to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 375 for 7 minutes. Cool on wire rack and decorate with icing if desired.