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Grandma's Favorite Sugarcakes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Vanilla frosting (optional)
  • HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate, colored sugars or sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

  2. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well blended in large mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in small chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by level 1/4 cupfuls or heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet.

  3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with favorite vanilla frosting; garnish with colored sugar, if desired. Makes bout 36 (3-1/2 inch) sugar cookies.

    *To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.