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Sugar Cookies VIII Recipe

Sugar Cookies VIII

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"These cookies are a family favorite. This recipe has been in our family for generations. We love them!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla, lemon and orange extracts.
  3. Mix the flour and baking soda together and add it to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.
  4. Bake spoon-sized drop cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove and place cookies on a cooling rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 08, 2009

These are amazing sugar cookies, especially if you are looking for a traditional, buttery sweet cookie with no frills. This recipe makes old-fashioned, delicious, soft cookies. One tip in making these come out great: rather than drop them onto your baking sheet using spoons or a scoop as you would with chocolate chip cookies, roll them into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll through a small bowl of white sugar, then place on the baking sheet. This makes them perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

Sorry but no one in my family liked it.

Dec 25, 2008

I used 2 tsp orange extract instead of the lemon extract, and these were absolutely great!!!! And so easy to cook!!! They are soft and chewy, and have a nice orange flavor

Mar 30, 2014

A good old-fashioned sugar cookie with just the right amount of “chew.” I did like the orange and lemon extracts for a change, but in the future I’ll stick to just the vanilla. I added sprinkles to the dough just for fun and a little pizzazz.

Aug 29, 2002

really liked this one

Nov 20, 2005

This is a super-easy version of the sugar cookie recipe that my great-great grandmother brought over from Germany at the turn of the century. Her recipe used lemon and orange zest - this is much easier, and just as tasty!

Oct 16, 2009

These cookies were rather good. Not the best I've ever tasted but still not that bad.

Jun 22, 2009

These came out very well. I used 2 teaspoons of orange extract instead of adding lemon extract. It was subtly orange flavored. If you're looking for an extreme, I would suggest adding a bit more extract.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

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

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