This simple sugar cookie is tried and true, it is so tried and true that it is actually my Great-Grandmother’s Mayme’s Sugar Cookie Recipe! It has been passed down for generations and I am so happy that I am able to keep a piece of her in my recipe box, but even more thankful that it brings back such fond memories as a child making these sugar cookies with my Grandfather Pop. I have made my own changes to how the recipe is made with modern technology, and the thickness that I like, but the recipe will never change at my house.
3 Cups AP Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Butter (the good stuff) or 2 Sticks at room temp.
1 tsp Vanilla
Sift your dry ingredients. In the mixer put your butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. Then add your two eggs, and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Then add your dry ingredients and mix until it is blended. It will not look like a traditional cookie dough, it will be much dryer. Take a handful out and make into a dough ball.
Then roll to your desired thickness (anywhere between 1/4 to 1/8th of an inch) on a floured surface. Make sure your rolling pin has been floured as well. Cut with your desired cookie cutters and top with colored sugar.
Bake at 375 Degrees for about 8 minutes.
This is Sugar Cookie recipe can also be frosted with Royal Icing as well and decorated. We hope you enjoy this piece of our family history.