Betz’s Good Sugar Cookies

This recipe has been handed down from my great-great grandmother at least. We’re not sure how far it goes back, but does go back to the early 1900’s at least.

Original recipe makes 4 dozen


1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    9 hrs


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and lemon extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture to form a soft dough. Cover or wrap dough, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). On a floured surface, roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.


Calories: 81 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10.3 g
Cholesterol: 19 mg
Fat: 4.1 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 0.8 g
Sodium: 49 mg