- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar, or more to taste
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch salt (optional)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
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Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until fluffy. Add 1 egg, allowing it to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next with the vanilla extract.
Dissolve cream of tartar in milk; beat into the butter mixture. Add 4 cups flour and pinch of salt; beat until doughy.
Spread 1 cup flour onto a flat work surface. Roll the dough out on the prepared surface; cut out in desired shapes until all dough is used.
Bake on non-stick baking sheets in preheated oven until cookies are set in the middle, about 12 minutes.