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.
2 sticks of butter, softened (no substitutes)
1 cup white sugar
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.
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