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Cookie Jar Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cookie Jar Sugar Cookies

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Combine the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a clean 1 quart-sized glass jar with a wide mouth layer the white sugar followed by the flour mixture. Press firmly in place and seal. Attach a card with the following instructions:
  2. "In a large bowl, beat 1 cup room-temperature butter until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg until combined. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla and blend at low speed. Gradually add contents of jar and mix until fully incorporated. Wrap cookie dough in plastic or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll chilled dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut dough into desired shapes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes."
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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2004

I looked through every single sugar cookie recipe on this site and i decided to choose this one. It simply looked and sounded the best. I made these cookies and i was astonished! They are easy and fun to make and they taste unbelievable! The thing was, i didnt put in the sour cream. I thought that was a very unnecessary item. They turned out better than i could have hoped. I have no trouble saying that they are the best cookies i have ever made. My family loves them! Im going to give them out as gifts to all my friends for the holidays! These are truly great cookies!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2003

This recipe was terrible! I made a double batch of these and refrigerated both overnight. Both batches were still VERY crumbly the next day! I tried a couple different things to get the batter to stay together, but nothing worked. I ended up wasting both batches and I was extremely bummed!!!

Jan 06, 2004

At first, the refrigerated dough looked like a disaster: it was very crumbly. But it turned out ok after a rolling it out. Tasty!

Dec 18, 2003

So easy to put together! I even attached a small cookie cutter to the tag - very festive!

Oct 31, 2008

Great recipe!!! I had to change it up a bit, but still loved it. Here's my changes. 1. Only added 1/4 cup of sour cream. 2. I added to the recipe 'sprinkle small amount of sugar on each cookie before baking'. 3. Had to cook for 15 minutes not 12. I used this recipe for Halloween, and they came out perfect. Those ghosts and pumpkins were the best sugar cookies I've ever tasted!

Apr 15, 2006

We all loved this recipe! I made them exactly according to the recipe except I didn't refridgerate the dough. the dough was soft and pliable. I read the reviews and saw that a lot of testers did but I hate doing that. It worked for me. The sour cream was a wonderful addition.

Jan 06, 2004

I gave this as a gift, and my roommate is still raving about how good the cokies were. They turned out very well, not too hard, not too soft. Perfect!

Dec 15, 2008

Recipe turned out great - no refrigeration necessary. They stayed moist even when they browned a little on the edges.


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  • Calories
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 310 mg
  • 12%

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

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