Grandma Sheets' Sugar Cookies

Grandma Sheets' Sugar Cookies

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Kathy Sheets 7

"This is my Grandma's recipe -- very light in color even though there are eggs in it. We lived in southern Ohio -- besides being coarse and thick they are not terribly sweet, even with the sugar on top. They're the best! (I have to add up to 9 cups of flour because of humidity where I live.)"

Ingredients

servings 125 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Mix together the sugar, shortening, baking powder and ground nutmeg. Beat the eggs and add to mixture. Combine the milk and baking soda and pour into mixture. Add the flour. You can start out with a good mixer at first but you'll need to switch to hand-mixing when dough gets too thick, adding enough flour so the dough is not too sticky and you can roll it out to about 1/4 inch or so.
  2. Flour counter and rolling pin and top of dough. If it is very humid where you live it may help to refrigerate dough 15 minutes or so and you can also refrigerate the portion of the dough that you're not presently working with. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch. Cut out with any cookie cutter and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for about 8 minutes, or until ever so lightly browned around edges or on bottom. Remove from sheets and cool on flattened grocery bags or wire racks.

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The reviewer who complained about this recipe yielding sticky dough did not add enough flour. I have made this recipe five or six times and have had to add up to 9 cups of flour. If it's too s...

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This is the worst sugar cookie recipe I have ever tried. Dough is very sticky and hard to roll out even after refrigeration.

The reviewer who complained about this recipe yielding sticky dough did not add enough flour. I have made this recipe five or six times and have had to add up to 9 cups of flour. If it's too s...

These cookies are exactly what Kathy says - thick, not too sweet, but really, really soft and fluffy. Perfect for frosting. I halved the recipe and it made a dozen and a half 2 1/2 inch cookie...

This is the worst sugar cookie recipe I have ever tried. Dough is very sticky and hard to roll out even after refrigeration.

This is my recipe and I want to make clear that the amount of flour used depends on the humidity of where you are when you are making it. I am originally from Ohio where 5 cups was perfect but ...

I love these and so does my big family! I tested 4 different sugar cookie recipes last christmas, this was the winner chosen by all. I did add some flour maybe a cup or 2.. the dough is like sil...

Definitely need to add more flour, but chilling does help. I added 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla and the dough tasted fantastic (I can't help myself), but the finished cookies were a bit bland. I'm goin...

Perhaps the laws of physics are different in Ohio(I live in the central part of the state), because I thought this recipe was a dream! I did add an addtional cup of flour, (after reading some o...

These cookies are not my favorite sugar cookies (my grandma makes some pretty mean ones!) but I was pretty impressed how well they turned out. Was looking for a recipe that used the ingredients...

I have been fortunate enough to have two dear ladies each cook these and share them with me. They are very good. Thank you Kathy S, for sharing.