Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 22 mins

These are so good! The original recipe came from some family cookbook we had. Since the time I first wrote it down, I of course don't know whose recipe it was, but here is our version of it. These are very SOFT cookies. My husband loves soft cookies, and these are the only home-made sugar cookies he likes! Today when I made the batch, I used bigger cookie cutters and got about 18 out of the batch. Last time I used a more standard size cookie cutter and got about 28 cookies. So I set the recipe size to reflect the larger cookie cutter, since that is what we use more often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Soften butter. Combine with sugar and blend. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, a little at a time, stirring to combine.
  5. After mixtures are combined, place some flour on a surface for rolling out cookies. I use about a third of the dough at a time.
  6. Place dough on the floured surface, kneading in some additional flour if needed, and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Repeat process until you have used all of the dough.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 9 - 11 minutes, depending on the thickness. We make ours quite thick and usually need to bake them about 11 minutes, occasionally a minute longer.
  9. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

No taste at all if u like dry cake cookies with no sugar than this is the way to go...

khimelright March 27, 2013

I changed the recipe through necessity-I ran out of flour and didn't have baking powder! lol I used about 3.75 cups of flour and baking soda instead of powder. I also made drop cookies instead of cut-outs. They came out like little cakes! Still very good, however!

Para_chan July 11, 2007

My family really liked the cookies the next day as well. We made the whole batch.4-1/2 cups flour. 1/2 went to cookies & 1/2 to a fruit pizza pie, the dough was soft just like mom used to make.I am definitely keeping this for future baking, aslo instead of vanilla I added orange extract to the flour mixture to have a fruity taste in the end. Worked out great! JPS

val_praiso May 02, 2007

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