These cookies are so easy, I've been making them since I was 6 years old. My aunt is a professional baker, and gave me the recipe as a child. I still use, and now my kids do too. One bowl, one fork, one pan and a set of measure cups and spoons. - Note- Yes, these dooo flatten quite a bit, but I've also noticed that if there's even a teaspoon too much butter, or a bit less baking soda that happens, so when I mix the sugars into the butter, if the mix has any extra butter in it, I try to either drain it off, or spoon it out.... or I add more B.soda.... Seems to help a bit.