Grandma Minnie's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Grandma Minnie's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies


"This is my great-grandmother's sugar cookie recipe."


28 m servings 51 cals
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Original recipe yields 78 servings



  • Calories:
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) .
  2. Over a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Cut in butter and blend with a pastry blender until mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in lightly beaten egg, cream, and vanilla. Blend well. Dough may be chilled, if desired.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Sprinkle with sugar; cut into desired shapes. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until delicately brown.
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  1. 286 Ratings


This is a wonderful recipe - it is now my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Make sure you do not use electric beaters to mix in vanilla, egg and cream - do it by hand. I ruined my first batch with...

THE BEST EVER! More like 8 stars! Will never bake any other sugar cookie but THESE and I know my sugar cookies! Ok... because I AM the Queen of taking short cuts (and always in a hurry) here's m...

This recipe is the real deal! I just finished making them with my 21 month old son and we've almost "tested" about 1/4 of the batch! We didn't have cream so I just used whole milk in it's place ...

These cookies are like my Great grandmother's recipe. Because they are like pie, they roll out easily. I had no problem with sticky dough at all. They cook quick, so watch out you don't burn ...

A lot of the reviews state that the dough is too dry. It's perfect without adding any additional liquid. You have to give the butter a chance to "melt" after you cut it in. At first I thought it...

Like so many in the previous ratings, I had also searched and searched for a good sugar cookie recipe that I could use for cut-outs, only to be disappointed time and again. My search is over! ...

This is the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever made. These cookies were everything a sugar cookie should be- perfectly delectible. I made these right in the KitchenAid, not with the pastry b...

This is a good recipe for classic sugar cookies. But keep an eye on the oven, because they burn easily.

very good cookie. These cookies were moist and not hard to roll out. Not sticky like other sugar cookies I have tried. I also tried a different variation by useing 1/2 a cup of coca and a 1/2 le...