Monday, September 16, 2013

Sugar Cookies


I love recipes that are handed down, and this one is from my dear Aunt Agnes, who celebrates her 94th birthday this week!  (She is my husband’s aunt, technically, but I claim her!)

These are thin little cookies, with crisp edges and soft middles when baked just until the bottoms and edges turn slightly golden.  Enjoy their simple goodness, or dress them up with pecans, white chocolate chips, or a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar, etc.

Sugar Cookies

2 sticks of butter, softened (no substitutes)
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla 
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt

Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl. (Doing this by hand works fine.)  Add egg and vanilla. (A capful of vanilla = 1 tsp.)  Stir well.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.  Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir just until combined.  Chill 2 hours.  Roll in small balls, flatten with a fork or jar dipped in sugar.  Bake 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!  I am so glad that you did!



Stephanie said...

Yummy in my tummy :) We love sugar cookies in our home and I am always happy to try a new recipe. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend.

Love and hugs!

Jazzmin said...

These look delicious!! Love your sweet photo. And there is such joy and nostalgia in making old family recipes that have been handed down. Those things just taste that much sweeter :)

I would love to try this recipe! Thank you for the wonderful post.


Miz Helen said...

Mrs. Smith,
I just love your Sugar Cookies and they would be perfect for my afternoon tea. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Miz Helen

Anonymous said...

Mrs Smith, Oh those cookies look divine! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. Would they make a good rolled out cookie-cutter dough?

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