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Spur Sugar Cookies Recipe

Spur Sugar Cookies

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"This was my great-great grandmother's recipe. We make it every year and ice the cookies, rather than sugaring them!"

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Original recipe makes 3 to 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream the sugar with the shortening. Stir in the egg, salt and lemon flavoring.
  3. Combine the milk and the evaporated milk. Dissolve the baking soda in the milks. Add this mixture to the creamed mixture and combine well. Stir in enough of the flour to make a stiff dough.
  4. You can either roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters or roll the dough into balls and press flat with the bottom of a glass. If desired sprinkle the cookies with sugar before baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees CO for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are soft and lightly browned around the edges. Be careful not to overbake!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2004

An excellent cookie [chilling the dough does allow for an even "shorter" cookie. Thanks for a great recipe Note; If you are using smaller or complex cookie cutters this cookie will not lose the shape!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 15, 2013

My family really didn't care for these. We won't make again.


12 Ratings

Dec 12, 2006

This will be the sugar cookie recipe that I use from now on. You know the Loft House Cookies that you can buy in the grocery store, that is what these are like. They were soft and tasted great. My husband did not care for the lemon flavoring, said he would prefer an orange or vanilla. But it did not stop him from eating 10 before they were frosted. I made christmas cut outs and the recipe made 63 cookies. Awesome recipe, thanks for posting it.

Dec 20, 2006

This is a great recipe for cut out cookies. The dough is very easy to work with. Although I usually like a sugar cookie to taste more buttery, these are very tasty. I used almond extract instead of lemon- very good!

Dec 24, 2005

very good for cookie cutter type sugar cookies. lemon flavor nice surprise

Feb 14, 2004

Very good!! easy to handle and held up well during cutouts. liked the slight lemon taste.

Nov 30, 2009

Very yummy!!! Mine were a bit sticky at first... perhaps because I was using 1% milk... I just added a bit more flour and it was fine!

Dec 10, 2010

These were fantastic, reminded me of my great grandmother's sugar cookies. I will be making them again. I also made a batch with almond flavoring, also very good.


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

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

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