Cookie Jar Sugar Cookies

Cookie Jar Sugar Cookies


"I think any of your favorite cookie recipes can be altered to be a cookie jar recipe. Here's a favorite!"


servings 412 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.5g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 310 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a clean 1 quart-sized glass jar with a wide mouth layer the white sugar followed by the flour mixture. Press firmly in place and seal. Attach a card with the following instructions:
  2. "In a large bowl, beat 1 cup room-temperature butter until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg until combined. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla and blend at low speed. Gradually add contents of jar and mix until fully incorporated. Wrap cookie dough in plastic or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll chilled dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut dough into desired shapes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes."


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.
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  1. 67 Ratings


I looked through every single sugar cookie recipe on this site and i decided to choose this one. It simply looked and sounded the best. I made these cookies and i was astonished! They are easy a...

At first, the refrigerated dough looked like a disaster: it was very crumbly. But it turned out ok after a rolling it out. Tasty!

This recipe was terrible! I made a double batch of these and refrigerated both overnight. Both batches were still VERY crumbly the next day! I tried a couple different things to get the batter t...

So easy to put together! I even attached a small cookie cutter to the tag - very festive!

Great recipe!!! I had to change it up a bit, but still loved it. Here's my changes. 1. Only added 1/4 cup of sour cream. 2. I added to the recipe 'sprinkle small amount of sugar on each cookie b...

We all loved this recipe! I made them exactly according to the recipe except I didn't refridgerate the dough. the dough was soft and pliable. I read the reviews and saw that a lot of testers did...

I gave this as a gift, and my roommate is still raving about how good the cokies were. They turned out very well, not too hard, not too soft. Perfect!

Recipe turned out great - no refrigeration necessary. They stayed moist even when they browned a little on the edges.

Tasted great. Somewhat time consuming to refrigerate and roll out.