Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nana's Cookies

Also known, by sticklers for precision, as Betty Crocker's Vanilla Cookies, these are the cookies my husband used to make when his nana, Louise, babysat him. One day when we were dating, he called her up to get the recipe, and at our wedding shower she gave us a copy of the page from her Betty Crocker cookbook, which you can just barely see at the back of my photo. We make them every now and then, but he usually ends up eating all the dough before we can actually make it into cookies.

1 3/4 c sifted flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c butter
1 egg
2 T milk
1 t vanilla

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sugar. Cut butter into flour mix to the consistency of coarse cornmeal. Stir in egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix well with clean hands. Form into a ball. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll dough to 1/8" thick and cut out. Place cookies 1" apart on sheet. Bake 7 minutes. Cool on racks.