Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies I Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies I

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  1. Sift flour into large mixing bowl. Resift with salt, soda, baking powder and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, cream the butter or margarine with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients alternately with sour cream, mixing until smooth after each addition. Add vanilla. Wrap dough in waxed paper and chill until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 150 degrees C. Roll dough on floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with large cookie cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2006

I have been making this since 2002 and it is one of my family & friend's favorites. Have no problem with too much or too little flour and freeze half for later! Make them at Easter, Christmas and now Halloween! Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2007

I gave this recipe one star only because I could not rate it any lower. The dough is so sticky I couldn't get it off my hands. It tasted so bad we threw it away instead of waste more time baking it.


11 Ratings

Oct 28, 2002

The cookies were delicious- exceptionally sweet and just the right combination of crispiness and gooeyness. I used cookie cutters to punch out shapes in the dough and that worked out very easily. However, I would suggest either halving or scaling the recipe because it became an all-day event with never-ending leftovers!

May 13, 2003

I followed the recipe exactly and could not believe how sticky the dough was. I was very skeptical that it could actually be rolled out, but hoped refrigerating would help it set. After refrigerating overnight, the dough was still too wet. I added flour until it could be rolled. I cut and baked the cookies, but they came out more like biscuits and very bland. The sprinkled sugar burns between batches so you have to clean the sheets. Ended up baking only half the batch and throwing most of the cookies out.

Dec 06, 2002

Cookies were very tasty. At first I thought that it would be too much flour, but then it ended up being not enough. I had to add a lot when my 2 year old and I rolled them out and cut them with the cookie cutters. We gave them to our neighbors and they just loved them. It made about 50 cookies, so next time I will half the recipe. It is a keeper though!

Dec 15, 2010

I followed the recipe verbatim. I had no problems with my dough being too dry/wet. However, they lacked a sugar cookie texture and taste after baked, they were more like biscuits that were somewhat sweet (similar to strawberry shortcake bread). Maybe this is what 'old fashioned' sugar cookies are supposed to taste like?

May 13, 2003

I am not an experienced cookie maker, but I followed the recipe, and I too had to add flour before rolling out. The final product turned out to be very bland. Not horrible, but not real great either.

Apr 23, 2011

my neice and i could not do anything with this ,we didn't want to throw it out so we just spead it all on the cookie sheet and hope we can eat it


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  • Calories
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

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

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