Great Grandad's Sugar Cookies

Great Grandad's Sugar Cookies

Kathylee 0

"This recipe puffs up to make great Sugar cookies. My Great Grandfather was a baker, and this is the kind the bakery made. To make sour milk, add a teaspoon of vinegar to regular milk, and let stand for 5 minutes."


1 h 10 m servings 258 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 4 cups flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in baking soda, sour milk, beaten eggs, and vanilla. Stir as little as possible, and add the remaining flour as necessary to make dough thick enough to roll out.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Cool on baking sheets.
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  1. 89 Ratings


I see there has been some negativity about this recipe. One said they didnt puff up enough. One said they were too bland, and tasted too much like flour. I found that if you rolled them too thin...

Yummy! These definately did puff. I was amazed. I have been searching for a fluffy cake like cookie and this is it!! I actually sat in front of the oven and watched them puff. They taste gr...

I have been searching for a sugar cookie recipe that would produce a soft cookie that was easy to decorate--this is it! It made 85 cookies because sometimes I rolled the dough thinner. The nut...

These cookies are the BEST! They taste exactly like Lofthouse Cookies! (they might be regional, sorry if you haven't had them) I am throwing away all of my other sugar cookie recipes for this on...

Wonderful, soft and yummy cookies! I have waited for a recipe like this. They puff up just right and have just the perfect hint of flavoring. You should have no problem with these cookies at all...

Very good. You can make them without rolling out, also. Add just enough flour that they will hold their shape a little better. Drop a tablespoon of dough in a bowl of sugar. Roll in a ball and d...

These made wonderful, stay-soft sugar cookies! We made Valentine cookies over the weekend and this is by far the best sugar cookie recipe ever. Very light, not too sweet, cookies!

This is simply the best sugar cookie recipe around! My local bakery makes the best sugar cookies ever, and it looks like I found their recipe. I have made these 3 times in 1 month, I cant keep t...

I did not care for this recipe. I had to add 4 extra cups to even make the dough roll-able and work-able. Even still it stuck to my counter and cookie cutters. After baking, they looked great. ...