This is a soft cutout cookie with a tint of nutmeg.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, sour milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  • Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 10 minutes. Cool and frost or decorate.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; 3.7 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 44 mg sodium. 14.9 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This recipe is just like the one my Grandma use to make. I have been looking for one like hers for a long time. It is really good and everyone at my Yule dinner loved them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2003
I was very disappointed. No flavor! Needs more salt. Just wasn't what I thought it would be. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This recipe is just like the one my Grandma use to make. I have been looking for one like hers for a long time. It is really good and everyone at my Yule dinner loved them. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This recipe is just like the one my Grandma use to make. I have been looking for one like hers for a long time. It is really good and everyone at my Yule dinner loved them. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2003
I was very disappointed. No flavor! Needs more salt. Just wasn't what I thought it would be. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 1 stars
11/28/2011
The dough was very sticky and i could not cut any shapes. My family and I also thought it had to much nutmeg. I'm only twelve but i showed the recipe to my mom and told her EXACTLY what i did and she said it was indeed the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2019
I use 1/2 cup lard and 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 tsp of salt. I love this old recipe, reminds me of my grandmother every time I make them Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
My grandmother used this recipe for her Christmas cutout cookies which I remember from the 1950s. The only difference is she used 1 1/2 c of brown sugar and 1/2 c white sugar and added 1 cup of ground nuts. I'm guessing she chose walnuts. It also just called for milk not sour milk and 1 tsp salt. Her recipe calls for shortening so I don't know if she used butter or Crisco back then. Later on my mother made them and we three girls sat around the table frosting and decorating them. Mom used her old cutters of trees angels etc. Such good memories. I'm so glad I found this recipe because while I had all the ingredients there were no instructions and this will be very helpful. I'd love to pass this down to my granddaughter and it is a recipe I can leave for my first great grandchild to arrive in just a few weeks! Read More
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