Last week, I offered my opinion that the Krusteaze Vanilla Butter Sugar Cookie mix made the best sugar cookies you have ever put in your mouth.
Not so, says Doris Huff. Doris, who supplies husband Bob with his sugar cookie fix, says that Betty Crocker sugar cookies are by far the best out-of-the-box sugar cookies on the market. Bob says there should be a bake-off and he will decide which is really the best after devouring every sugar cookie in sight. Seems like he may have an ulterior motive in stirring The Great Sugar Cookie Controversy of 2016.
But how can anyone really go wrong with a batch of sugar cookies? I even like to eat the raw dough.
When I was in college, my Aunt Lena would send a cookie tin full of genuine Moravian molasses cookies and one of sugar cookies. I had to hide them from my dorm-mates. The sugar cookies she baked were deliciously simple. As soon as you finished one, you had to put another in your mouth. And with a glass of cold milk – whole milk, no less – well, it don’t get no better than that. Below is my Aunt Lena’s from-scratch recipe for sugar cookies.
Aunt Lena’s Sugar Cookies
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter and shortening mixed
3 c. flour
3 t. baking [powder
3 T. milk
2 T. vanilla
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Roll very THIN! Bake in 375 oven.