Sugar Cookies – Grandpa Cutler’s Favorite

Grandpa Cutler's Sugar Cookies webThis recipe was given to me by my dear friend, Michelle, over 20 years ago.  In her family they are known as Grandpa Cutler’s Favorite Sugar Cookies.  Well, I didn’t know Grandpa Cutler, but I do know one thing, he had excellent taste.  These cookies are drop cookies and that in addition to the taste, make them irresistible.


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar, divided – 3/4 Cup for dough and 1/4 Cup for rolling cookies
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon Extract, optional
  • 1 1/4 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt


  1. Cream together butter, 3/4 Cup sugar, egg, milk and extracts.
  2. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Chill dough approximately 1 hour.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in additional sugar.
  5. Place 3 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Press flat with bottom of glass or measuring cup dipped in sugar.  Bake at 375° 7-8 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.


Thank you for stopping by Flour Patch Creations; your visit means so much!
I invite you to subscribe via email or RSS if you would like to receive future posts.


  1. Vanessa Rice says:

    Hello Gail, my Dad & I tried the recipe for the sugar cookies & it was a hit. This was our 1st time ever baking from scratch. Amazing recipe thank you.

    • Gail Gammon says:

      That is fabulous, Vanessa! I am so glad you tried it and liked it. Just the first of many baking adventures, I’m sure.

Speak Your Mind