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.