One of my all-time favorite sugar cookies recipe comes from my mother's 1954 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. Over the years, I have modified the recipe but not always remembered to write down the changes. Except for 2009, when I apparently tried the recipe with all butter and rolled the dough out very thin. I do like melt-in-your mouth thin Christmas sugar cookies!
This is an easy sugar cookie recipe to double; if you can't use it all at once, store it covered in the refrigerator for later use. One year, I also made this dough into two-inch logs and froze them in wax paper. When I needed sugar cookies, all I had to do was slice them, add sprinkles and bake.