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Monday, December 21, 2015

Mom's Sugar Cookie

Yesterday I wrote about my daughter coming over to make Christmas cookies.  If you missed the blog, here it is.  http://www.thecabincountess.com/2015/12/a-cookie-and-pillow-making-sunday.html

We make the same cookie favorites every year plus a few new ones.  I have written about some of them before.  http://www.thecabincountess.com/2012/12/family-favorite-christmas-cookies.html 

Even though I wrote about a few of the favorite recipes in the past, I didn't include our basic sugar cookie recipe.  There are probably hundreds of sugar cookie recipes, and I didn't think of posting it. One of my readers is called the Happy Cookie Lady.  How could I compete with a true professional cookie maker?   Each family has it's own family recipe, and recently I was asked for our recipe.  This recipe is very versatile.  I use it mostly for cut out cookies, but I have made balls out of the dough,  rolled them in colored sugar and topped with a candy kiss.  In this case, I put a peppermint kiss on top.


Mostly I just roll the dough out and cut into shapes. 



 Mom's Sugar Cookies

Cream together:

1 cup butter (original recipe says oleo)
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla

Add 1 egg and beat until fluffy

Add and mix in:

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 Tablespoons milk

Roll out on a floured board and cut out shapes of your choice.
Bake at 400 degrees until lightly brown.
I roll quite thin so I bake for only 5 minutes.  Thicker cookies will take 2-3 minutes longer.