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Grandma's Favorite Sugar Cookies

 Grandma's Favorite Sugar Cookies
“Whenever company came to our house, my mother would bring out a batch of her sugar cookies,” says Ann DeHass, Walnut Creek, Ohio. “To this day, our whole family holds this recipe dear.”
27 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 27 to 30 raisins


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking
  • soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour
  • cream, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate for
  • 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut
  • with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on
  • lightly greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Place
  • a raisin in the center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set and bottoms are

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Grandma's Favorite Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  • Yield: about 2 dozen.