My mom cut this recipe out of the newspaper recently. These cookies won 1st place at the Virginia State fair and I have to offer a rousing 2 thumbs up! I have serious issues when it comes to rolling out any sort of dough, even for cookies (sad, I know). But I LOVE sugar cookies!!! This recipe is the answer to my prayers! Very easy to make and oh wow, delish!! We made them bigger than called for and got about 2.5 dozen, not 5.5! (we did have to cook them a little longer than 8 minutes, so keep an eye on them)
First place winner, Danhof VanDyke of Eastville, VA. Adapted from “All Time Baking Soda Favorites”
Yield: about 5 1/2 dozen 2-inch cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoon milk
1) Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until and fluffy.
2) Beat in vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
3) Blend in milk.
4) Drop by teaspoon about 3 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass that has been dipped in sugar (author does it twice).
5) Bake in 350 degree oven about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on rack.