Cameron Mathison is joined by his daughter, Leila, to bake their family-favorite cookies.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups sifted enriched flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Mathison Sugar Cookies - Home & Family


1. Cream butter. Add sugar gradually, creaming until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients; add gradually to creamed mixture. Chill thoroughly (3 to 4 hours).

2. On well-floured surface, roll to 1/8 to ¼ inch. Cut in shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375F for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet; remove to rack.

3. Frost with colored frosting and add sprinkles!

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