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Grandma's Sugar Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (7 Reviews)



Grandma's Sugar Cookies

Linda Larsen
These tender cookies will become your family's favorite. To make Christmas cookies, frost them with any frosting tinted with food coloring, and decorate using edible glitter, nonpariels, jimmies, and sprinkles. And don't be afraid to frost them with chocolate or peanut butter or caramel frosting! One of the best things about these cookies (aside from the taste) is how versatile they are.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk


In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add alternately to shortening mixture with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. (If chilled overnight, let dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough using floured rolling pin to about 1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.

Or you can roll the dough into 1" balls, place on cookie sheets and flatten with the bottom of a water glass dipped in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes until very light golden brown around edges. Let cool on cookie sheets for about a minute, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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 5 out of 5
This is really good try it!, Guest Zoe & Hannah

hi!this is a really good recipe. We are excited to make it again. You miss, are a really good baker.~grandma~. Well good job and to everyone~TRY THIS!~ thank you,zoe(: Hi! This recipe is awsome me and my sister Zoe did this and it turned out great. It is very fast and very yummy! Have fun making your sugar cookies! <3- Hannah :)

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