If you make these cookies, please take pictures and tag me (@JeffDauler) on Instagram … Dad and I love to see them!

(This recipe makes about 4 dozen thin cookies. I usually double it.)

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter.

Add sugar mix until very until well blended.  Add beaten eggs, vanilla, and milk and mix well.

Slowly add dry ingredients to mixture. Combine well.

Cover, and put in fridge for at least two hours to chill.

Roll and cut.  Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375 for 8 to 12 minutes.

PRO TIPS:

  • leave the batter in the fridge and just take out what you are using for the next few minutes … it’s VERY difficult to work with at room temperature … you can also put it in the freezer for 10 minutes to make it more user friendly
  • this recipe makes great thin and crispy cookies or thick and soft cookies, so if you’re a house divided, roll your dough out to different thicknesses, experiment, and make everyone happy
  • the best frosting for these is powdered sugar with just enough milk to make it into frosting … one or two drops of almond extract … and, of course, food coloring