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Great Gram's Sugar Cookies Recipe

Great Gram's Sugar Cookies

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"This recipe has been handed down for generations in my family. Hope you like them as much as we do!"

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen (approx.) Change Servings


  1. Mix all ingredients, except egg white, ground cinnamon and 2 T white sugar, in a large bowl until soft dough is formed.
  2. Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Paint cookies with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, or colored sugars.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes on greased cookie sheets.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 20, 2003

I loved the fact that these didn't have to chill before rolling out. The dough was very easy to handle. I wasn't thrilled with the overall flavor, but my husband liked them quite well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2014

I prepared this recipe as listed. They tasted bland and were not sweet enough for my taste.

Jan 01, 2009

These are like the cookies my depression-era grandmother made. They are not too sweet and are a bit on the biscuit-y side, taste wise. I adored them. It made a ton of cookies (I think I got 6 or seven dozen out of the recipe) and I divided up the dough and added lemon to some of it, cinnamon to some and coconut to some. It was like having a cookie variety in one recipe! I will make this recipe regularly now and I cannot thank you enough for bringing a little taste of my grandma back to me! Your recipe was a wonderful gift to me. Many thanks.

Mar 20, 2008

These cookies are easy to make, but I would call them "scones" before I would call them "sugar cookies." They have the flavor of a sweet biscuit, rather than a cookie.

Jul 21, 2013

My 3 year old granddaughter spotted the sugar "sprinkles" in my pantry and it was, "Grandma, we make cookies!?" Uh oh, how to make sugar cookies in a few minutes without refrigeration time? These cookies filled the bill to a "S"or Sprinkle!! She helped me make the entire batch of dough in my stand mixer. But the main event is sprinking the dough with all colors of SPRINKLES!! Not the world's best cookie, but certainly tasty enough!! Makes a lot!! Also liked the other suggestions about dividing the dough and giving each batch a different flavor. Will try the lemon.

Jan 25, 2015

Texture is great so is flavour i use 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 almond extract. The kids love these and can be made with ease for little hands

Jan 04, 2015

Love this recipe!!!! Perfect for adding frosting(not to sweet). Loved them plain or with sprinkles! Definitely keeping this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Jan 26, 2014

Really good, really soft. I made a 1/2 batch of these cookies and I wish I would have made a full batch. Based on the reviews I increased the vanilla from 1 tsp for the half batch to 1 1/2tsp. I also added 2 extra TBS of sugar and a 1/4 tsp of almond extract. No biscuit flavor here. We also sprinkled sugar on the top. Will be making these again!


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

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

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