Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sugar

Cream butter; beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla extract; stir to blend. Combine and sift flour, baking powder, and salt; add gradually to creamed mixture, mixing thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 2" apart on greased baking sheet. Flatten with bottom of glass that's been greased and dipped in granulated sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to racks immediately to cool.

  • Yields: About 3 dozen cookies
  • Preparation Time: chill 4 hours to overnight -- about 30 minutes actual fixing time, not counting the chilling

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