I always had problems with Cut out sugar cookies too until my MIL shared her recipe with me!
Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
1 C. Shortening (Jean uses ½ C. margarine & ½ C. Crisco)...I use 1C. butter flavor crisco
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Sour milk (1 C. milk minus 1 tsp. + 1 tsp. vinegar)
1 tsp. Baking Soda
4 tsp. Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
½ tsp. almond extract
5 C. flour
Works best if it is set in the fridge overnight. Roll ¼” thick & cut out. Bake 7-9 min. @ 350º.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.