Best Sugar Cookie

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  • Prep Time
    120 Minutes

  • Cook Time
    15 Minutes

  • Servings


  • ½ c. Hiland Dairy Butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. Hiland Dairy Milk
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Sift flour and baking powder.
  • Add half of the flour mixture, stir in milk and vanilla, then the remaining flour mixture. Mix only until combined.
  • Wrap mixture in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or more before rolling out 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. Cut into shapes.
  • Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon sugar or grated nuts, if desired.
  • Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden on edges of cookies (depends on size). Decrease oven temperature if cookies are browning too quickly.