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Vinegar Sugar Cookies Recipe

Vinegar Sugar Cookies Recipe

Mom gave me this recipe when I was married. It’s been in our family for generations. Young and old alike devour these scrumptious sugar cookies while I eat up the praise.—Josie Bochek, Sturgeon Bay, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Colored sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vinegar and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 74 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Ponygirl1014 User ID: 1584755 258488
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016

"Why can't all recipes be this easy. Ingredients I always have on hand. Baked up in no time and they are really tasty. Put on red sparkles for Christmas. What a great cookie."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 242059
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"Few ingredients, big results! This is a great recipe to keep on hand when you are short on time or ingredients. Due to the addition of vinegar, no eggs required. The buttery cookies baked beautifully, not crumbly but not cakes either. Made as directed. Perfection! As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I appreciate recipes that deliver a homemade taste with ease!"

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 187446
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"LOVE this recipe"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 187445
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011 Edited Oct. 4, 2014

"I made these cookies today and they ARE delicious! I admit that I DID make some adjustments to the recipe to suit my tastes by using 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1 tsp.salt. This recipe is one which I'll be using time and time again! Thank you for sharing this recipe with Taste of Home!

Dawn E. Lowenstein"

gaynierk User ID: 5463451 173137
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"The sugar cookies were very easy to make, no need for eggs. They are a soft crunchy cookie. They taste great! My only suggestion is, do not waste your time only making a single batch."

seamstressmama User ID: 4612221 101763
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"I'd like to try this recipe but surprised there are NO EGGS, were they omitted by mistake?

Is this a crispy cookie?"

Gracia'sMommy User ID: 4233357 173133
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"These have become the cookie I make the most! I always have the ingredients on hand, I love how they're so economical and can be fancied up using colored sugar!"

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