This recipe has been handed down for generations in my family. Hope you like them as much as we do!

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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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  • Mix all ingredients, except egg white, ground cinnamon and 2 T white sugar, in a large bowl until soft dough is formed.

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  • Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Paint cookies with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, or colored sugars.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes on greased cookie sheets.

Nutrition Facts

108.6 calories; 1.7 g protein; 17.1 g carbohydrates; 6.4 mg cholesterol; 56.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2003
I loved the fact that these didn't have to chill before rolling out. The dough was very easy to handle. I wasn't thrilled with the overall flavor but my husband liked them quite well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2014
I prepared this recipe as listed. They tasted bland and were not sweet enough for my taste. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2003
I loved the fact that these didn't have to chill before rolling out. The dough was very easy to handle. I wasn't thrilled with the overall flavor but my husband liked them quite well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2003
I loved the fact that these didn't have to chill before rolling out. The dough was very easy to handle. I wasn't thrilled with the overall flavor but my husband liked them quite well. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
These are like the cookies my depression-era grandmother made. They are not too sweet and are a bit on the biscuit-y side taste wise. I adored them. It made a ton of cookies (I think I got 6 or seven dozen out of the recipe) and I divided up the dough and added lemon to some of it cinnamon to some and coconut to some. It was like having a cookie variety in one recipe! I will make this recipe regularly now and I cannot thank you enough for bringing a little taste of my grandma back to me! Your recipe was a wonderful gift to me. Many thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2008
These cookies are easy to make but I would call them "scones" before I would call them "sugar cookies." They have the flavor of a sweet biscuit rather than a cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2013
My 3 year old granddaughter spotted the sugar "sprinkles" in my pantry and it was "Grandma we make cookies!?" Uh oh how to make sugar cookies in a few minutes without refrigeration time? These cookies filled the bill to a "S"or Sprinkle!! She helped me make the entire batch of dough in my stand mixer. But the main event is sprinking the dough with all colors of SPRINKLES!! Not the world's best cookie but certainly tasty enough!! Makes a lot!! Also liked the other suggestions about dividing the dough and giving each batch a different flavor. Will try the lemon. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2019
Very good. A bit sticky to roll out. Added flour to surface. Might use cinnamon instead of nutmeg just a personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2014
Really good really soft. I made a 1/2 batch of these cookies and I wish I would have made a full batch. Based on the reviews I increased the vanilla from 1 tsp for the half batch to 1 1/2tsp. I also added 2 extra TBS of sugar and a 1/4 tsp of almond extract. No biscuit flavor here. We also sprinkled sugar on the top. Will be making these again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2015
Texture is great so is flavour i use 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 almond extract. The kids love these and can be made with ease for little hands Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2014
I prepared this recipe as listed. They tasted bland and were not sweet enough for my taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
Love this recipe!!!! Perfect for adding frosting(not to sweet). Loved them plain or with sprinkles! Definitely keeping this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More