School Cafeteria Cookie Recipe

This cookie recipe is the one cookie both my grade school and high school use to make, yes back in the olden days! Every time I smell the aroma of these cookies baking in the oven I am transported right back to the school cafeteria! And they couldn't be more simple to make. This recipe yields 48 yummy cookies!

5 super simple ingredients...

1 lb. butter (or 4 sticks), softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. of good vanilla
3 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour

What you will need to do...

Cream together all ingredients and using a tablespoon, drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure there is plenty of space between your cookies because they do spread out while baking. Bake at 350 (thank you Judy from Gold Country Cottage!!!) until the edges become golden brown, about 11-14 minutes. And that's it!
It's just too incredibly easy to make these scruptious confections!

Trust me when I say that they are the best sugar cookies ever...and how could they not be with a pound of butter in them right?

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  1. YUM! I can't wait to make these! I'm pinning this to my 'cookie jar' board! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Hi Barbara: I can taste them already. My most favorite in the world. Is it at 350 degrees..Happy Thursday..Judy

  3. I will be needing cookies to make and take for our mission trip in June... these sound just mouth watering yummy!
    dee dee

  4. You have to LOVE a recipe that starts with a pound of butter :-) I will definitely try these. Back in the day (mid 70's, lol), my mom worked in my high school cafeteria. In spite of all of the bad press about cafeteria food, they made the BEST baked goods, and my mom brought home the recipes. One of our family's favorites was also a school recipe. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Going to have to try the best cookie ever. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Sasters:)

  7. Cookies should be easy! I'm so using this recipe!

  8. Looks delicious! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

  9. Ooooh, there is nothing better than a homemade sugar cookie! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Well I love sugar cookies, so I will definitely give this recipe a try! Thanks so much for sharing! ... And you know, I don't think we ever had cookies in the school cafeteria. We had to buy lunch, no packing allowed. And the only beverage choice was white milk. Cookies would have been a nice treat!

  11. WOW!! They do look super simple to make.. So Simple that I don't think you'll mind making me a dozen! haha

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  12. I remember the school cafeteria sugar cookies as well, and yes, they were the best, have yet to try one that beats that taste, so I will be giving this a shot, thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi Barbara, If you remember when I featured these cookies, I said I would make the for our next tag sale. Well our sale is this week and this morning I made two batches. Oh my goodness, they are just melt in your mouth delicious!!! I will mention them again in one of the tag sale posts. This recipe is a keeper for sure!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Hi These look good. I just added your blog to my blog list at the bottom of my blog's home page.
    Harvest Lane Cottage


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