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Crisp Sugar Cookies

 Crisp Sugar Cookies
My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and I now regularly bake these wonderful cookies to share with friends. We grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because those cookies were the best! —Evelyn Poteet, Hancock, Maryland
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and
  • salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and
  • refrigerate 15-30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a floured surface, roll out dough to
  • 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out cookies into desired shapes. Place 2 in.
  • apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans
  • to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 117 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.