Sugar Cookies
Soon after Loraylee meets Mr. Griffin, he takes her on a tour of the S&W: “A whiff of something in the air makes me think of sugar cookies.” – from Tomorrow’s Bread
A note from Anna Jean Mayhew:
These cookies are easy and delicious. I made them in less than half an hour (including baking time), and then got my husband to make the photo.
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 ºF. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  4. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.
  6. Let stand on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before cooling on wire racks.
Recipe by Southern Lady Magazine at