I had a request for my sugar cookie and chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I figured I'd post it on here in case others wanted to enjoy them as well. They are tried and true and never fail - well, they fail at lasting very long in this house anyways...
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp. milk
Sift flour with baking power and salt in separate bowl.
Cream butter in mixing bowl until soft. Beat in sugar, egg, vanilla and milk.
Add in flour mixture bit by bit until stiff (if you don't need all of it that's okay.)
Chill in fridge to help stiffen a bit more for 15-30 minutes.
Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.
Bake at 350 until edges just start to brown, usually about 8 minutes. (or do like I do and take them out before any browning for extra soft cookies.)
Chocolate Chip cookies
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup margarine/butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Desired amount of chocolate chips/m&ms/Reece's pieces (I use about 1 cup)
Mix shortening and margarine together.
Add in sugars, eggs and vanilla.
In separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture.
Roll into small balls and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes (once again, I take mine out before any browning occurs - but you will need to leave them on the pan for a good 5 minutes to allow them to harden up before moving them.)