1/2 cup butter or shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
Coating: 1/2 cup sugar ( optional add 1 tsp cinnamon and mix in together with sugar )
In a large mixing bowl, mix together your butter and both sugars until smooth, then mix in egg now mix in your milk and vanilla extract. Set Aside.
In a separate mixing bowl combine together your baking soda and flour. Once combined mix into creamed mixture and mix well until nice and smooth. Place dough in freezer for 1 hour to harden a bit.
1 hour later - Preheat your oven to 400F/200C
Remove your dough from the freezer and lightly roll it out and cut your cookies into the desired shape and place them onto a baking tray. (IF you don't have a rolling pin No Worries, just drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls a few inches apart from each other onto a baking tray and then with your hand. Lightly press each one down a bit to flatten.)
sprinkle your coating on top of your cookies and bake in the oven for 7 - 9 minutes
(Tip: If you want your cookies to last a few days and still remain soft and chewy don't forget to store them in a tightly sealed container)
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