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Best Ever Sugar Cookies Recipe

Best Ever Sugar Cookies

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"For a Thanksgiving treat, cut these cookies with a turkey shaped cookie cutter."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar. Blend in the sour cream; add dry ingredients.
  4. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness on a sugar and floured surface.
  5. Cut with cookie cutter; bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 16, 2010

My daughter is allergic to egg. We have a crisp, shortbread-like sugar cookie recipe that is egg-free, and this recipe gives us a tender sugar cookie recipe too. You can change this up by skipping the nutmeg and subbing a tsp. of vanilla, or by putting a little fresh lemon zest in. I looked at the other reviews, and altered the recipe with 2 Tbsp. more of sugar and about 3 Tbsp. more sour cream. The dough is delicious, the cookies are tender. Rolled them out to 1/4 inch thickness, as 1/2 inch seemed way too thick. Baked about 10 minutes, then cooled on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to the cooling rack.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2003

I found this recipe to be quite a disapointment. The cooking instructions were inaccurate and the bare taste was blande, and not sweet enough. I would not recommend ANYONE to try this recipe!


18 Ratings

Nov 12, 2003

very bland and hard

Oct 30, 2005

These cookies are definetly not the "Best Ever Sugar Cookies". However, with a few minor adjustments, they can be quite yummy! Instead of Sour Cream , we used vanilla yogurt. We used less flour, and more sugar, and added icing decorations on top of them. These simple substitutions made these cookies more enjoyable then the original recipe. - D&H

Jun 21, 2013


Oct 09, 2003

I liked this recipe because it was easy to make and also very tasty too! I can tell you kids do like it for I am only 12 years (gr.7) old my self. I know that some kids say they like it when they realy don't. That is why I gave this recipe five stars! If you were wondering how I found this website it is because in famlay studys I am doing a cook book. I was looking for recipes on the internet! Hope to see you soon! Your friend teen_in_2001

Feb 16, 2010

I thought this was a great recipe! Although, I have to admit, I did some tweeking after reading the other reviews. I added an additional 1/8 -1/4 cup of sugar along with a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract to the dough. The end result were, honest to God, the Best Ever Sugar Cookies! Even my husband, who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, loved them! They're great plain or with frosting. maybe next time I'll roll balls of dough into a cinnamon and sugar mixture for a variation on the Snickerdoodle.

Dec 21, 2008

I made these today for Christmas cookie cutouts. I used very small cutters and they worked great! AND very tasty. I haven't had very good luck with cutouts in the past in the flavor department. These are wonderful! I used powdered sugar instead of flour for rolling them out.


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  • Calories
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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