Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies in a Jar

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies in a Jar


"I made some if these as Christmas gifts to give this year. I can't wait to see how they turn out."


15 m servings 180 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a 1 quart large mouth jar, layer the sugar on the bottom and the flour mixture on top. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
  2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Cut in 1 cup of softened butter until the mixture is crumbly. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract until light and fluffy. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. You can decorate them with sugar before baking of frost after baking.
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  1. 61 Ratings


I would have given this recipe 5 stars except the cookies baked up puffier than you would expect for a roll-out sugar cookie, and so the shapes were distorted. This makes a wonderfully flavorful...

I really liked this recipe. But I did make a few changes: I replaced the lemon extract with almond essence, and I added a dash of nutmeg. The consistency was just right. The cookies do puff u...

I have tried many cookie jar recipes. This one is great! I always try the recipe before I give it to friends. Made these cookies with my 3 and 4 year old. It looks crumbly after you mix it, b...

These are the best sugar cookies I've ever had...melt in your mouth crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. Oh yum! I didn't have lemon extract so I used 1/4 tsp. additional vanilla ext...

These were terrific cookies!!! My son had so much fun helping me decorate them and we all enjoyed eating them...YUMMY!!! It was my first attempt at homemade sugar cookies, I usually use the kits...

These cookies were awful! I couldn't even roll it out, they were crumbly and just impossible. Unless, we did something wrong which I doubt since we followed the instructions, I am never making t...

yummy is all i can say - i didn't do the whole jar thing just made them up for the family and friends, all of whom pigged them down. these did not last very long!

wow!! these cookies are awesome!! i didn't even have lemon extract and they still turned out reaally yummy!! I replaced the lemon extract with lemon juice and it still worked. these cookies do t...

These were the frist roll out cookies I've made and they are fantastic! I made them slightly thinner and they are nice and crispy, just the way I like them! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!