Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
This recipe was printed in my local paper, The Virginian-Pilot on September 30, 2009. This cookie won 1st Place in the sugar cookie category at the 2009 Virginia State Fair. It was submitted by Danhof VanDyke of Eastville, Virginia. ***Adapted from “All Time Baking Soda Favorites”
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- extra sugar, for flattening cookies
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Sift together flour, salt and baking soda.
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Beat in vanilla and egg.
- Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
- Blend in milk.
- Drop by teaspoon about 3 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
- Flatten with bottom of glass that has been dipped in sugar (I do this twice).
- Bake in 350-degree oven about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on rack.
It's understandable why this cookie was a 1st place winner. It bakes up perfectly. The cookie is firm, but delicate. I made the dough, refrigerated it for 1.5 days, let it come to room temperature & baked it off. Instead of dropping by a teaspoon, I divided the dough & made 60 balls, which I flattened with the glass dipped in sugar. They came out uniform & perfect in every way. Thank you alligirl for a sugar cookie recipe that is easy to make & a keeper! Made for Everyday Holiday Tag-Dec'09.
Excellent cookies! I was looking for a sugar cookie I could bake and decorate for Halloween and came across these. As I used butter with salt already in it I cut down the salt to 1/4 tsp. I increased the vanilla to 2 tsp. I also refrigerated the dough as I didn't have time to bake them the same day. Because they were cold the cooking time was increased to around 9 minutes. These taste like a cross between the best sugar cookies and expensive shortbread...and I haven't even frosted them yet! Thanks so much for sharing this tasty treat!
This is an awesome recipe. My family does love sugar cookies, and this one is great because it is so much easier than traditional sugar cookies that you chill and roll out. I still love those kind, but this is wonderful when you want to make them fast. The taste is perfect, too. Thanks for sharing. I will use this recipe often.