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