Recipe by Trina
"I made some if these as Christmas gifts to give this year. I can't wait to see how they turn out."
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1 1/2 cups
I would have given this recipe 5 stars except the cookies baked up puffier than you would expect for a roll-out sugar cookie, and so the shapes were distorted. This makes a wonderfully flavorful sugar cookie similar to those found in restaurants and stores, it is just not ideal for rolling and cutting out shapes, it is better for just round molded cookies. The dough was very easy to work with and the flavor of these cookies is...for lack of a better word...wonderful! It is exactly the flavor I was looking for in a sugar cookie, so I will most likely "tweak" this recipe and use it again many times!
These cookies were awful! I couldn't even roll it out, they were crumbly and just impossible. Unless, we did something wrong which I doubt since we followed the instructions, I am never making them again.
I really liked this recipe. But I did make a few changes: I replaced the lemon extract with almond essence, and I added a dash of nutmeg.
The consistency was just right. The cookies do puff up more than I'd expected, but using a more simple shape...like a heart or a flower...works fine.
I have tried many cookie jar recipes. This one is great! I always try the recipe before I give it to friends. Made these cookies with my 3 and 4 year old. It looks crumbly after you mix it, but I just gathered up the whole dough, wrapped it in a piece of plastic wrap, refrigerated it, and then instead of rolling it out we just made 1 inch balls and pressed them into Christmas sprinkles. They spread a lot, but they made a nice chewy sugar cookie. Very easy recipe. Will make these again and again.
These are the best sugar cookies I've ever had...melt in your mouth crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. Oh yum!
I didn't have lemon extract so I used 1/4 tsp. additional vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp. orange extract and it was delicious.
These were terrific cookies!!! My son had so much fun helping me decorate them and we all enjoyed eating them...YUMMY!!! It was my first attempt at homemade sugar cookies, I usually use the kits you can get (NEVER AGAIN!!) Thanks.
yummy is all i can say - i didn't do the whole jar thing just made them up for the family and friends, all of whom pigged them down. these did not last very long!
wow!! these cookies are awesome!! i didn't even have lemon extract and they still turned out reaally yummy!! I replaced the lemon extract with lemon juice and it still worked. these cookies do turn out a lil puffier then normal sugar cookies, but they are definately sooo good!! i have made this recipe 3 times, and im planning to make another one tonite!! the batter is a lil sticky, buy o well!! the taste is not 5star, its 10 stars at the least!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies in a Jar
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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