soft sugar cookies

Discussion in 'The BOC Diner' started by okie gal, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. okie gal

    okie gal New Member

    Okla. City
    1 C butter
    1 C sugar
    2 eggs (add one at a time)
    1/4 C milk
    1 tsp flavoring (lemon or whatever you like)
    3 C flour
    2 tsp cream of tartar
    1 tsp soda

    mix first 5 ingredients
    stir in dry ingredients
    Chill 2 hours or more

    Use a light colored cookie sheet lined with pastry paper. (dark colored pans don't work as well)
    Roll dough in small balls. Place on cookie sheet. Dip a level glass bottom in butter and then sugar so that you can mash the cookie ball flat. (I use a small drinking glass.)
    Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out before they brown or they won't be soft. Just tap the cookie and if it springs back it's ready. Cool and add frosting if you want them sweeter.