Momma Katie memories: There was absolutely none better than Grandma Lovell's famous sugar cookies. She always seemed to know when someone was coming and made sure that she had plenty of freshly baked cookies in her cookie jar when we arrived. It made her smile when the first thing that we would do after getting our hugs was to head to the cookie jar. Yum, I can taste them now.
2 sticks margarine (I bet butter would be even better)
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix ingredients, roll out and bake. After someone tries these, add the temperature and baking time. I can't believe that I did not have that on my recipe.
Posted by: Momma Katie
Stace edited to add: We made these for our Christmas Eve cookie delivery this year (2009), and I baked them at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes (the smaller shapes cook faster, so just keep an eye on them -- when they begin to brown around the edges, they are done.) We made so many cookies, and I even had leftover dough in the fridge; I cleaned out the refrigerator yesterday, so Boddhi, Dustin and I rolled out and baked the rest of these together. Here are some pictures:
P.S. Grandma Katie got Boddhi this little baking set (from IKEA) for Christmas. It comes with a rolling pin, cookie cutters, cookie pan, and a tiny bundt cake pan. He is becoming a cookie baking pro with his set (he knows it is his too -- he would only put his cookies on his cookie pan --and he told me to use my own rolling pin -- not his).