Soft, Chewy, & Pretty Much the Best Dang Sugar Cookies in the World!
 
Ingredients
  • 5½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 4 sticks softened butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 TBS. buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until somewhat smooth.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and baking powder..
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Add the buttermilk to make the dough soft, not wet.
  7. Roll into med/small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake until done.
  8. After about 12 minutes, check them...and wait until the edges barely start to show a golden color...could take up to 15 minutes, or more.
  9. Remove from oven and let them rest on the cookie sheet for several minutes. Then let cool on wire rack or towel.
  10. Frost.
  11. P.S. I have also turned these into Snickerdoodles! Instead of frosting, when you roll the dough balls, roll them into a mixture or cinnamon and sugar. Bake as usual.
Recipe by Or so she says... at http://oneshetwoshe.com/2009/12/soft-chewy-pretty-much-the-best-dang-sugar-cookies-in-the-world.html