Aunt Phyllis’ Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Aunt Phyllis, Grandma’s sister in Washington, found this recipe on the side of a box of sugar in 1963 and has been making them ever since. She and her daughter Denise make a quadruple batch of these cookies, along with Great Grandma Stuewe’s Pfeffernuese cookies.

These sugar cookies are not too sweet, with a touch of “pie crust cookie” taste.

Preheat oven to 375º

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 egg, well beaten

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

½ cup milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 cups flour

½ cups salt.


Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg to milk. Sift flour with baking powder, combine mixtures and work into smooth dough.  The dough will be soft.

Flour the workspace generously. Roll the dough thin to ¼ inch. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake until light brown and crisp.


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