From Aunt Sharon’s Kitchen: Sugar Cookies


I used to bake cookies only at Christmas time, but for the last several years, I’ve started baking more often. I guess it began when I bought cute cookie jars and thought it would be a good idea to fill them. Also, my grands visited a lot and thought it was fun that they could take the lid off any cookie jar to find a treat in each one. I only utilize three now. Everyone has a favorite and the standard chocolate chip cookie recipe from the pack of Nestle chips is always available.

During the virus, I have been doing a lot of curbside pickups for my baked goods, which makes me very happy. I even have shipped them to Florida, New York, Ohio, and upstate Pennsylvania. My son’s favorite sugar cookies are in particular demand.

Barry’s Favorite Sugar Cookies

This classic cookie gets a quick and easy modern interpretation.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • Small Cookie Scoop
  • Ungreased Cookie Sheets


  • 1 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • LOTS of sprinkles or jimmies depending on where you grew up or how old you are


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cream butter, sugar and add egg and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Use a cookie scoop (small) and put on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a spoon dipped in water. 
  • Sprinkle with SPRINKLES and bake 8-10 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Should make about four dozen.
Author: Sherril Schwartz
Cost: $5-10
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie

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