The title says it all. Everyone who has ever tasted these has asked for the recipe. Don't be alarmed at the amount of flour, it is correct. The dough is pretty thick.

Heidi
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time mixing well after each. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture alternately with the milk. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Space cookies at least 3 inches apart.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. When completely cool, frost with vanilla frosting and sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

420.4 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 66.5g 22% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 21.8mg 7% DV; sodium 286.5mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
I was looking for a soft cake/cookie and this recipe was PERFECT. I love these cookies. I did add a little more sugar and some vanilla flavoring and they turned out great. They aren't super sweet by themselves but that makes the icing compliment them really well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/31/2003
oh this was a disaster! it was simple enough to make, i added some vanilla and almond extract because i figured they'd be bland otherwise. the dough was gooey when i finished, but i tried anyway. the cookies didn't flatten or spread out at all. they just puffed up, so i had these big, round cookies. they had an icky, crumbly, dry, dense texture and tasted like absolutely nothing. i can't believe how many people got good results. maybe i did something wrong. either way, this was the worst cookie disaster i ever had. i had to throw out all the cookies-- so many ingredients wasted! Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
I was looking for a soft cake/cookie and this recipe was PERFECT. I love these cookies. I did add a little more sugar and some vanilla flavoring and they turned out great. They aren't super sweet by themselves but that makes the icing compliment them really well. Read More
(41)
Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2003
oh this was a disaster! it was simple enough to make, i added some vanilla and almond extract because i figured they'd be bland otherwise. the dough was gooey when i finished, but i tried anyway. the cookies didn't flatten or spread out at all. they just puffed up, so i had these big, round cookies. they had an icky, crumbly, dry, dense texture and tasted like absolutely nothing. i can't believe how many people got good results. maybe i did something wrong. either way, this was the worst cookie disaster i ever had. i had to throw out all the cookies-- so many ingredients wasted! Read More
(39)
Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2003
I hated these cookies. They didn't flatten at all so I had big round ball cookies. They also had really no flavor kind of like a ball of moist flour. I almost threw the batter out but since it was cold in the house I decided to keep the oven running and cook the rest of them as a treat for our 3 dogs. I just wish I hadn't used up my ingredients! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
These are the best sugar cookies ever! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2003
these cookies were very easy to make but they taste too much like cornbread. the constincency is exactly what i was looking for but it really needs the frosting! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2007
The cookies did not flatten and they were tasteless. Sugar cookie...hmmm shouldn't they be sweet?! The flour in this receipe was definitely the focal point of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2011
These are great! I love the texture and the crumb. My dough wasn't too thick in fact I had to add about 1/2 cup more flour. I used Crisco instead of margarine and added 1 tsp of salt. I also added 1 tsp Almond Extract and 2 tsps Vanilla. The secret to these cookies is to beat the shortning sugar and eggs until fluffy! Only stir in the flour. These are fantastic! Thank you Heidi. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2003
I tried this recipe for the first time and I was extremely disappointed with the results. The cookies were extremely bland even after I added vanilla. I didn't use half the dough after my friend tried them and agreed that they weren't very good. It ended up wasting a good amount of my time (it took 17 mins to cook 6 cookies) and a lot of flour. I will not be using this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2003
these were the worst cookies i have ever made. they would have been great with beans though. Read More
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