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Grandma's Sugar Cookies

Mary Alzua

This recipe dates back 100 years in my family and passed down to me from my grandmother, Delilah.

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  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and the shortening. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternate adding the buttermilk with the dry ingredients.
  3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in colored sugar if desired. Place them 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove to cool on wire racks.
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Reviews

Kaitlin
12
10/1/2008

I agree with the previous reviewer that these taste like cakey snickerdoodles and I wouldn't like it any other way! I made them because I ran out of vanilla and I needed sugar cookies, also I used softened butter instead of shortening, sour milk for the buttermilk and rolled them in organic sugar. So yummy! Highly recommended.

Sherman3825
9
5/15/2008

I thought these cookies tasted great although they tasted more like a cakey snickerdoodle. Delicious, will make over and over! I didn't have buttermilk so I used sour cream.

barnes09
5
3/28/2011

It was ok, just not what I was looking for, I wouldnt consider them sugar cookies