Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sugar Cookies

When my husband's Grandma Freeda passed away a few months ago, I was fortunate enough to inherit one of her cookbooks. It's a first edition of Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook. And like most cookbooks, she had several recipes tucked in between the pages--recipes cut out from newspapers and ones jotted down on paper. And the one she had written down for sugar cookies caught my eye.

My previous attempts at making sugar cookies haven't turned out that great. Okay? Sure, but not great. I was in search of a go-to sugar cookie recipe to add to my collection and after trying Grandma Freeda's, I have found it. Even my 7 year old, aka the pickiest eater in the world, will eat half a dozen of these in one sitting. I've seen him do it. And, ahem, he's not the only one.

Sugar Cookies

2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp milk
3 2/3 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla and milk. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and add to sugar mixture. Roll out dough and cut into shapes. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

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  1. Would that be a red cookbook with Betty Crooker written in yellow?? If so,I have to same book. Mine is my Great Grandmother's. Tons of great recepies in there

  2. Yummmm!

    I bet she had a lot of good recipes she had collected over the years!

  3. What a great piece of her!!
    Totally going to make these!

  4. Those look so yummy :) I may have to try them one day :)

  5. just before my grandma passed away she gave me her cookie goodies and asked me to continue the family tradition of making swedish xmas cookies and I am going to try my hardest to make them this year... when my orders are all out

  6. They look delicious, Ali! Freeda will be thrilled to see it put to such good use!! :o)

  7. I will have to compare to mine. My favorite is from my first ever cookbook, the Pilsbury cookbook.


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