Mrs. Schaller's Sugar Cookies Recipe -
Mrs. Schaller's Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Mrs. Schaller's Sugar Cookies

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"This recipe was given to me by the dear ladies from my church and has been a hit with my friends and family every Christmas. Frost with any icing you like."

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Original recipe makes 72 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    30 mins

    9 hrs 10 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter and vanilla until light colored. Beat in eggs.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk. Stir the egg mixture and buttermilk mixture into the dry incrementally. The dough should be stiff. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and arrange on cookie sheets.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2002

nice and soft even next day. my kids cheated and ate dough out of fridge.the dough was so good it was hard for them to wait

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2006

I wanted to make sugar cookies for friends for Christmas, so I made a double batch of this recipe. I tried the cookies in the first batch that came out of the oven and, after realizing that the cookies tasted more like paste than sugar, proceeded to throw the dough in the garbage. I'll buy my friends gifts.


14 Ratings

Oct 24, 2003

Easy sugar cookie recipe for the kids. Cookies are light and fluffy (not a 'crisp' sugar cookie recipe) with a GREAT taste.

Dec 10, 2006

I found this recipe to be one if the best I have tried in a long time. The cookies cut out very easily and the flavor was also very good.

Dec 07, 2005

This is an excellent sugar cookie recipe. Easy to mix and bakes up very fluffy and soft. I have three girls and we loved making and eating these over Thanksgiving break and will definately make them for Christmas. A+ RECIPE !

Dec 30, 2004

I only tried this recipe because there used to be a "Mrs. Schaller" at my church and it caught my eye. I'm glad I did! The buttermilk makes it more flavorful than your typical bland cookie. They were a little sticky but baked up great.

Feb 11, 2013

This is not a bad cookie, it's just very different than your normal, everyday sugar cookie. I would describe it as a very soft, almost cake-like cookie. It is not real sweet. It almost reminded me of a slightly sweet cornbread. That's what it tasted like to me. The finished cookie even has a slightly yellow color to it, like cornbread. The dough is a bit difficult to work with, because as soon as you roll it out, it warms up and can stick. You need to work in extra flour before rolling out, and make sure your surface is WELL floured. Don't roll it too thin. I would say about 1/4" thickness worked best. Well floured, and at this thickness, it was very easy to cut with a cookie cutter, and remove the excess dough without it sticking to the surface (I rolled mine on a large silicone mat, which I always use when making cut-out cookies - works great). I chose to frost mine with a butter cream frosting and decorate with sprinkles for Valentine's Day.

Oct 21, 2007

This was the worst cookie recipie I have ever tried. I agree with other reviewers that the cookies were bland and tasteless. Something was definitely missing. A waste of ingredients!


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  • Calories
  • 177 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

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

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