Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe

My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and I now regularly bake these wonderful cookies to share with friends. We grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because those cookies were the best! —Evelyn Poteet, Hancock, Maryland

Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe

Photo by Rebecca M.

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  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 2


  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1-½

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    cup 2% milk


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes or until easy to handle. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out cookies into desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 8 dozen. 1 serving (2 each) equals 117 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Originally published as Crisp Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p63


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