I was given an amazing recipe for soft sugar cookies - then I lost it. In a fit of desperation I tried to make my own recipe and it WORKED! Woo hoo!
Here is that recipe!
Step 1: Ingredients
6-7 tbsp. butter (softened)
1 1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. milk
** The powdered sugar is for whatever frosting recipe you use. I don't have one I'm willing to share. This is not because it's so good and I want to make sure that only I can make it, but because it's so bad and I only used it to make my cookie prettier for the photo. The cookies don't even really need frosting.
Step 2: Butter, Sugar, Egg, Vanilla
Use your beater to combine the two. Then add your egg and vanilla. Beat again until mixed.
Step 3: Dry Ingredients
Step 4: Last Additions
Now add the dry ingredients in intervals and beat it into the butter mixture between each interval.
Once it becomes too difficult to mix it completely, add the milk.
Step 5: Still Mixing
Place your dough ball into a container, cover it, and place it into the fridge for at least 2 hours. I like to leave it in for 4 hours just to be safe.
Step 6: Bake Then Enjoy!
Grease your cookie sheet.
For "drop cookies" put use ~1/8 c. dough for each cookie
For cut-out cookies use a rolling pin to flatten dough to about 1/3 in. thick.
Bake about 8 minutes.