Agnes' Sugar Cookies (Thin & Crispy)

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

I found this recipe in Yankee magazine in an article they used to feature called "Recipe with a History." This is my adaptation. Prep time includes chilling time, as well as time to roll out and cut the dough. Bake time is 12-15 per baking sheet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the butter and the sugar.
  2. Beat in the eggs, cream, and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, then stir into the creamy mixture.
  4. Cover and chill until firm.
  5. Roll out on a very lightly floured surface very thin.
  6. Cut with lightly floured cookie cutters and set onto lightly greased cookie sheets (or line cookie sheets with parchment paper).
  7. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 12-15 minutes (or until light brown).


Most Helpful

Good cookies! I scaled the recipe in half, cut out half the dough (there's just the 2 of us) & froze the rest to make another 2 dozen another day. On an air-bake shhet, they required 16 minutes. Thanx Heather!

CountryLady April 08, 2004

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