Knoxville, TN

Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Carrie Lee Kinser


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c soft butter
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 1/2 c sifted flour
  • 2 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter, vanilla, and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, and salt gradually.

Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into small balls. Place on lightly greased cooking sheet 2in. apart. Butter bottom of water tumbler, dip in granulated sugar. Press balls of dough down until 1/8″ thick. Bake 10-12 mins at 400 degrees or until edges brown.

Orange Variation

Omit vanilla and add orange rind and 2 tbsp orange juice.