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Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies

 Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies
This delicious sugar cookie recipe has been passed down in our family for 75 years. Try it and you'll see why it remains our very favorite cookie! —Arnita Schroeder, Hoagland, Indiana
90 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Optional toppings: colored or granulated sugar and walnut halves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and nutmeg. In another
  • bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in
  • egg yolks and eggs. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add sour
  • cream and dissolved baking soda to creamed mixture. Gradually beat
  • in flour mixture (dough will be sticky). Refrigerate, covered,
  • overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Working with one-third of the batch at a
  • time, roll dough on a well-floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness.
  • (Cover and refrigerate remaining dough until ready to roll.) Cut
  • with a floured 2-1/2-in. round or other shaped cookie cutter. Place

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Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. If desired, sprinkle tops with
  • sugar and top with walnuts.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set but not browned. Remove
  • from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 7-1/2 dozen.