Sorry, I never baked cookies with my grandmother but do have 2 very well tested recipes to share...
Rolled Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cream buter and sugar until light in color. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) , then add and mix just until all is blended. Cover and chill dough for an hour or over night. Preheat oven to 375º F (190º C). Roll out half of the dough on floured surface to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned at the edges. Cool before decorating or eat plain. Makes approximately 4 - 5 dozen depending on cookie size.
Seems I'm ahving a bit of trouble opening my MC! So will have to post the other recipe later...times like this makes me hate pc's!!
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