Mom's Sugar Cookies

Mom's Sugar Cookies


"An old-fashioned recipe, for fragrant and soft sugar cookies. You will not get the best results if you choose to use margarine and imitation flavorings. Decorate with your favorite icing and decorations."


3 h 45 m servings 60 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat butter, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and beat until incorporated. Mix flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar into butter mixture until dough sticks together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. Cut dough into quarters and roll each quarter onto a floured work surface to almost 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters and arrange on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake each batch in the preheated oven until edges start to brown, about 8 minutes.
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  1. 8 Ratings


When I made these cookies today I made a very critical error - I didn't make nearly enough of them. This is one of the best cookies I've made in a looooong time, and I can only explain my maki...

Pretty good flavor. Kodi made them into shapes and covered with frosting to decorate.

Flavor was ok. Mine were very dry. After refrigerating the dough, as the recipe states, it was rock hard. Had to bring back to room temperature. The recipe also states it makes 60 cookies, I...

This is a great recipe.. Its easy to make, I just followed the directions and they came out fabulous.. I added as the finishing touch icing with sprinkles.. They didn't stand much a chance in m...

Sugar cookies are my absolute favorite guilty pleasure. These are spectacular. I don't like to roll out the dough and cut them either, so I made little logs, chilled till very firm, then sliced ...

Best sugar cookie I have ever eaten! 3 hour chill time is too long. Press the dough into a rectangle , wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 45 minutes. I rolled it out and cut out 2 dozen cookies...

Since it was my first time using this recipe, I made a half batch, gave them a simple royal icing, and sprinkles topping, and sent to my husband deployed overseas. I saved a few for myself, and...