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Grandma's Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Grandma's Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This is one of my great-grandmother's recipes that I received years ago from one of my great-aunts. We bake these cookies for holidays and other special occasions. —Kristy Deloach, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ICING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • Assorted food coloring and decorations of your choice

Nutritional Facts

91 calories: 1 small cookie (calculated without decorations), 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Add eggs and mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut shapes with cookie cutters; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-12 minutes (depending on size) or until light golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint with food coloring. Decorate cookies as desired. Yield: 6 dozen 2-1/2-inch cookies <i>or</i> 1-1/2 dozen 4-1/4-inch cookies.
Originally published as Grandma's Sugar Cookies in Country Extra March 1994, p49


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rebelene57
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Good flavor, easy to make, BUT didn't hold their shape at ALL. All the cookies ran together; useless to decorate as the shapes I cut. Waste of time, now I have to make a different recipe this AM. Only make if you don't care how they look."

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CarlyCooker
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"To print without the ad on the side, copy and paste to a word document. Then delete the ad and print."

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sullivantx
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"The flour at 3 c. is correct. When you roll out the dough, you use a liberal amount of flour on the board and sprinkle on top so it doesn't stick. The dough works this flour in. If you put more flour in, then roll out on the flour, it will be too much and make a tough cookie. Please remember, in Grandma's day, that was how you made cut-out cookies. I made these and they turned out perfect, using probably 1/4 c. flour on the dough board. They don't last long enough to decorate! Unfortunately I do not have my grandmother's recipe, but this is close -- regardless, they are great!"

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terriv17
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"Could anyone tell me how to print this recipe without the "only 3 ingredients" on the side of the page? It is for the full page size. If you delete the photos it takes it off but it also takes off the picture of the cookies."

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angelnurse2
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"Sugar cookies are my favorite so I am always comparing recipes. I just made a similar recipe and it was awesome. If you cut down the sugar to 1 cup and use one egg I think it will turn out for you."

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darlene_Mart
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"I used the recipe with the 3 cups of flour and the cookies did not hold their shape. The dough was chilled the night before. Cookies taste great but do not hold their shape? Is there a mistake in recipe?"

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KScales
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"We have reviewed this recipe again and increased the flour to 3 cups. It has been corrected on the recipe. That will help the cookies keep their shape better. We apologize for the error.

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diananimagoo
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"this cookie spreads way to much and it make for an ugly cookie I don't know how it made it to this sight!!"

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Carolyn_Joyce
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"These cookies have a great taste but they do not hold their shape while baking. It was disappointing. Have you tried these in your test kitchen. Would like to know if they worked for you."

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