Tastes like the original sugar cookie sold by Girl Scouts in 1935. Taste a bit of history!!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

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  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  • Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with trefoil cookie cutter available at Girl Scout stores, or use small cutter of your choice. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

154.8 calories; 2 g protein; 18.5 g carbohydrates; 35.9 mg cholesterol; 101.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2002
The best cookie of its kind. Really needs 6 or 7 stars. About that kid friendly it must mean kids eat the whole batch in one sitting. Especially my big "kid" who is 38. Boy can he eat them. Likes them before they are baked also! JO Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2010
dough is too sticky had to add more flour and the cut cookies fall apart easily. once baked they were bland Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2002
The best cookie of its kind. Really needs 6 or 7 stars. About that kid friendly it must mean kids eat the whole batch in one sitting. Especially my big "kid" who is 38. Boy can he eat them. Likes them before they are baked also! JO Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2002
The best cookie of its kind. Really needs 6 or 7 stars. About that kid friendly it must mean kids eat the whole batch in one sitting. Especially my big "kid" who is 38. Boy can he eat them. Likes them before they are baked also! JO Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2007
dough was easy to work with. Cookies slid right off the tray. 8 minutes was perfect in my oven. Makes a good size batch. I found that if using unsalted butter, a bit of salt makes them not taste so bland. I used unsalted and added about 1/4 tsp but could have used more. Upped the vanilla a bit. all in all a good basic sugar cookie recipe. I liked the ones better that were thinner and crispier...those seemed to have a better buttery flavor. thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2010
dough is too sticky had to add more flour and the cut cookies fall apart easily. once baked they were bland Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2016
Definitely remember the taste from when my great-grandmother baked these types of cookies. Tasted just like the cookies from The Depression and WWII eras when sugar was a luxury item! JUST enough sweet to be a nice treat! Great for dipping into milk or coffee. It was very sticky no matter what I did. Least sticky just out of the fridge and a very light dusting of flour on both dough and rolling pin. So recommend breaking it up into fourths when chilling. Take out of fridge one quarter of dough at a time when ready to roll out and cut OR breaking off rolling into ball then flatten out a little for baking. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2012
Ok I hate giving bad reviews! This recipe did not work for me at all! The dough was easy to work with but the cookies never held their shape! I threw out the first batch an decided to add about a cup more flour an Thats what they needed! With adjustments they turned out Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
Wonderful easy recipe with just a few ingredients. My whole family loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
These cookies were great! Super soft and easy to make. I didn't have any vanilla left so I used almond extract and sprinkled them with powdered sugar and they were super delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
I have made these cookies several times but I have frosted them with butter cream frosting. I have had rave reviews! The cookies disappear in record time:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2014
Love this recipe! I don't have to run out for anything the ingredients are always here. They have a melt-in-your-mouth softness and wonderful taste. Read More
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