Well, I guess I should give credit, where credit is due. These cookies are not my mother’s “claim to fame.” Credit for this yummy recipe actually goes to a Mrs. Charles S. Sanders of the 1969 Lafayette Junior League down in Louisiana (“Talk About Good!” page 413). My grandmother had this cookbook. My mom had this cookbook. Then when I became a young woman, naturally, I was given a copy to which the high hopes of contributing to family gatherings was bestowed on me! This sugar cookie recipe is one I follow every Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. It’s just that good. So pull out the apron and rollin’ pin ya’ll, let’s start baking!
Mom’s Famous Sugar Cookies
1/2 C. Butter 1 Tbsp. Milk or cream
1 C. Sugar 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt 1 3/4 C. Flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Cream butter and sugar together, adding the sugar gradually. Cream together until light and fluffy. Add the egg. Beat well. Add milk or cream and vanilla and mix well. Adding 1/4 cups, sifted flour mixture to the butter-egg mixture. Mix well. Form into a ball, then wrap in wax paper. Chill for at least 8 hours.
To bake- remove small amounts of dough and roll on lightly floured surface and cut into shapes using your favorite cookie cutters. Bake at 375* for approximately 8 minutes.
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