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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies – Christmas Making and Baking 2016

During the Christmas season, I enjoy finding new recipes to try.  So when I saw the recipe for Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies, I knew I needed to try them.

In my recipe cupboard, I have a recipe book called “Grandma’s Recipes  – Recipes from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s.”  I don’t know when and where I got this book.  This is where I found this recipe.

These cookies are light and fluffy.  During the Christmas season, you could either use colored sugar to sprinkles on the cookies or dye the cookies festive colors.

I discovered it’s best to chill the dough before rolling into balls.  Only a half hour is enough time.  Otherwise the dough is sticky.

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening or butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 c. milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening or butter.
  3. Add eggs.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Add alternately dry ingredients and milk.
  6. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Chill for half an hour.
  8. Drop by teaspoons onto a well greased baking sheets or baking sheets lined with parchment.
  9. Sprinkle with sugar before baking.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  11. Cool for 3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.


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