Ruth’s friend, Dixie, has an amazing party every year to decorate Valentine sugar cookies. One of the amazing things is how many hundreds of these it appears that she makes. The other amazing thing is that the party is an open house and she invites anyone to drop by. She’s an “amazing” woman. Here is the recipe from her Facebook page.
5-6 c flour
2 tsp Baking soda
Cream Sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add milk and combine. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Combine 5 C flour and baking soda and baking powder, add to butter mixture in three batches making sure flour is incorporated each time before adding more. Add extra flour if needed. This is a very soft, tender dough. Heavily flour surface to roll out, and flour top of dough before rolling. roll out 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Bake 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
Tips – this dough is sticky, but will make super soft cookies if you can manage the stickiness. If you add extra flour, it will be easier to work with, but you will have a tougher cookie.
Does not need to be refrigerated, but you can if you want to – it will help with the stickiness of the dough.
This recipe makes about 50-60 cookies depending on thickness.