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“These are so good! The original recipe came from some family cookbook we had. Since the time I first wrote it down, I of course don't know whose recipe it was, but here is our version of it. These are very SOFT cookies. My husband loves soft cookies, and these are the only home-made sugar cookies he likes! Today when I made the batch, I used bigger cookie cutters and got about 18 out of the batch. Last time I used a more standard size cookie cutter and got about 28 cookies. So I set the recipe size to reflect the larger cookie cutter, since that is what we use more often.”
18 large cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Soften butter. Combine with sugar and blend. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, a little at a time, stirring to combine.
  5. After mixtures are combined, place some flour on a surface for rolling out cookies. I use about a third of the dough at a time.
  6. Place dough on the floured surface, kneading in some additional flour if needed, and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Repeat process until you have used all of the dough.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 9 - 11 minutes, depending on the thickness. We make ours quite thick and usually need to bake them about 11 minutes, occasionally a minute longer.
  9. ENJOY!

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