Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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½ c. butter (softened, no substitutions)
1 c. sugar
½ t. vanilla
1 egg, beaten
2 ¼ c. flour
½ t. salt
¼ t. nutmeg
2 t. baking powder
2 T. milk

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk. Chill 1 hour. Roll and cut and bake. 350 for 7-8 minutes. Decorate with Homemade Frosting.

Feel sorry for every other person out there who thinks that their sugar cookies are actually good. We know better!

Holly's Note:
This recipe came from a dear friend and is, quite simply, one of the best sugar cookies I've ever tasted. When I was in college, for holidays my mom would send me a "party in a box" and include these cookies, cut into whatever shape was appropriate for the current holiday, with a can of frosting so I could have them and share them with my friends. They're better with homemade frosting, but when I was away from home, they were perfect with canned frosting!


  1. Holy Cow, Holly! I just made the dough tonight, and it is THE best I have ever tasted!!! That is just the dough! It's chilling right now. I am excited to try them baked now!!!

  2. I'm really partial to my sugar cookie recipe but these DO sound good. I'll have to give them a try someday!

  3. Aww.. cute. Thanks for linking it in.


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