Soft Sugar Cookies I Recipe -
Soft Sugar Cookies I Recipe

Soft Sugar Cookies I

Recipe by  

"These cookies are big, soft and excellent! Great with frosting too! We won't eat any other sugar cookie!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Combine milk with vinegar to make sour milk. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. Stir in sour milk and mix well. NOTE: Dough will be very sticky and hard to handle. You could refrigerate it for a few hours, or just use plenty of flour when rolling out.
  4. Roll on well floured board to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters to desired shapes (large cutters work best).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown on bottom.
  6. Frost with Sugar Cookie Frosting (see recipe) and decorate.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2008

No offense, ladies, but I tried this recipe and it turned out perfectly for me so you must've done something wrong. I'm 18 years old...this was my very first try. I think it's better to knead the dough and add a little more flour as you go along. Also, dont put both the sugar and brown sugar in at the same time. It'll make it all gooey. I added the brown sugar last, kneaded it and then rolled it out. It was fantastic.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 25, 2003

I don't see how you won't eat any other sugar cookie ... you must eat no sugar cookies. I wasted a lot of time and effort on this. I could not roll it out at all ... not after fridge, flour, and freezer. It is Valentine's day, and I was hoping to make something for my fiance. All I got was a mess. Maybe it is the humidity or something ... but I found this recipe impossible and am sorely disappointed.


38 Ratings

Oct 19, 2004

No offense, but these were the worst sugar cookies I have ever tasted. The dough was a sticky, gooey mess, even after chilling for several hours. The tablespoon of vinegar should have tipped me off, however I thought I would at least try it. Never have I had a cookie with vinegar, even this small amount. My little niece took two bites and started to gag. Needless to say, the recipe was shredded....

Oct 07, 2003

These cookies are the worst I have ever tried to make. The dough never becomes workable. It just stays like a chocolate chip cookie dough, not matter how much flour or refrigeration used. When they did make it into the oven they took 20 minutes to bake.

Apr 10, 2003

This recipe was disgusting. Sugar cookies are not supposed to be spicy. The nutmeg makes it taste gross. I waisted a lot of ingredients on this lousy recipe.

Dec 18, 2003

I made these cookies last Christmas, and they were the most popular food item there. My extended family expects them for every occaision. The are big , soft (never get hard), and very tasty. The dough is VERY difficult to work with, though, so I keep it in the freezer and only role out a small amount at a time with lots of flour. It's worth it, though.

Dec 08, 2005

Wow... I've been looking for a sugar cookie recipe for a long time. This is the BEST! Thank you for sharing it with us! :)

Sep 06, 2007

I totally disagree with everyone who is giving a bad review. i thought they were fine. my mom and nephew are in love with these cookies. the only thing was that they need to be cooked longer than it says here cuz some of them turned out raw..thanks for sharing..i will for sure make these again and again!!!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

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

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Soft Sugar Cookies IV

These addictive cookies are soft and just right for decorating.

Sugar Cookies

So easy to make, sugar cookies make perfect treats any time of year!

Soft Christmas Cookies

Buttery sugar cookies perfect for the holidays or any occasion.

Related Menus

Sorry, there are no related menus here yet.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States