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Soft Sugar Cookies

  I know, I know, there are half a trillion recipes for sugar cookies on the web.  Every single one of them claims to be the best.  So - I won't make any such claims, but this is the recipe that I use most.  These cookies are soft and just lightly sweet.  In my opinion, sugar cookies are best when they are not too sweet - - that way, they are a much better base for the sweet buttercream frosting that I prefer on sugar cookies. This recipe was given to me by a co-worker from my college days.  Thanks Marla!  If I remember correctly, she told me it was her grandma's recipe, so you know it has stood the test of time. The key to keeping these cookies soft and scrumptious is you need to avoid overbaking them.  They should look just barely done on the top and should be ever-so-lightly golden on the bottom when you take them out of the oven. I don't make these often. (In fact, these photos are from last year.)  Every other year, or so, my boys and I have fun cutting these cookies o

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