Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
Recipe from Elizabeth's Grandmother

1 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 ts salt

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream butter. Add sugar gradually, creaming 'till light & fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together. Add gradually to creamed ingredients. Chill thoroughly (3-4 hours).

Roll on well floured surface to 1/8" - 1/4" thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 6-8 minutes. Cool.

I have never been able to perfect this recipe, but this was the closest I've come. When my mom makes these cookies, they come out golden and buttery. When I make them, they come out dense and floury. I used butter, but maybe margarine will work better next time. They're still good though, one of the best sugar cookie recipes!

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