This is the recipe my mother-in-law always used for cut-out cookies.

MJK
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter, lard and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Mix sour cream and baking soda together and add to egg mixture. Add flour and salt and mix well.

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  • Chill dough until firm enough to roll.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutter. It's wise to keep dough in refrigerator between rolling out batches. Bake for 5 - 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

93.7 calories; 1.1 g protein; 12.3 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 42.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
I used this easy recipe for my holiday cookies. They were fabulous and I had lots of people ask for the recipe. I didn't just make cut out cookies I also used this dough to make a rasberry filled cookie. You roll the dough into ropes (1 inch thick length of your cookie sheet) use your finger to make an indent 1/2 inch apart all down the rope fill the indent with rasberry jam bake a little longer (maybe 10-12 min) and then drizzle melted white chocolate over the top and cut the rope into 1 inch pieces. It was by far the favorite treat. I also made frosted snowman cutouts that were delicous with this recipe I added a touch of nutmeg. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2003
I'm always making fun of people writing reviews and saying this didn't turn out and I did it exactly like the recipe called for except.... So when I saw this recipe called for lard I was surprised that they still made lard but I went and bought it. I made them exactly like the recipe no changes. When I baked them all I could smell and taste was lard. If my mother in law gave me this recipe I'd be fighting with her and divorcing her son. I thought maybe the lard taste was just in my mind so I took one to a friend to taste and asked what she though she took a bite and said God it tastes like lard. OK so if you love the taste of lard and I can't imagine anyone that would you mike like these. Perhaps they'd be better if shortning was used in place of lard because the texture wasn't bad but unfortunately all I tasted was lard. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
I used this easy recipe for my holiday cookies. They were fabulous and I had lots of people ask for the recipe. I didn't just make cut out cookies I also used this dough to make a rasberry filled cookie. You roll the dough into ropes (1 inch thick length of your cookie sheet) use your finger to make an indent 1/2 inch apart all down the rope fill the indent with rasberry jam bake a little longer (maybe 10-12 min) and then drizzle melted white chocolate over the top and cut the rope into 1 inch pieces. It was by far the favorite treat. I also made frosted snowman cutouts that were delicous with this recipe I added a touch of nutmeg. Read More
(36)
Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2003
I'm always making fun of people writing reviews and saying this didn't turn out and I did it exactly like the recipe called for except.... So when I saw this recipe called for lard I was surprised that they still made lard but I went and bought it. I made them exactly like the recipe no changes. When I baked them all I could smell and taste was lard. If my mother in law gave me this recipe I'd be fighting with her and divorcing her son. I thought maybe the lard taste was just in my mind so I took one to a friend to taste and asked what she though she took a bite and said God it tastes like lard. OK so if you love the taste of lard and I can't imagine anyone that would you mike like these. Perhaps they'd be better if shortning was used in place of lard because the texture wasn't bad but unfortunately all I tasted was lard. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
I used this easy recipe for my holiday cookies. They were fabulous and I had lots of people ask for the recipe. I didn't just make cut out cookies I also used this dough to make a rasberry filled cookie. You roll the dough into ropes (1 inch thick length of your cookie sheet) use your finger to make an indent 1/2 inch apart all down the rope fill the indent with rasberry jam bake a little longer (maybe 10-12 min) and then drizzle melted white chocolate over the top and cut the rope into 1 inch pieces. It was by far the favorite treat. I also made frosted snowman cutouts that were delicous with this recipe I added a touch of nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
This is now my ONLY sugar cookie recipe. They are soft and never crumbly. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
This is a great recipe. Everyone loves these cookies. They are very versatile. I've made them lemon and orange flavored and iced them. They are always the first to go. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
quick easy sugar cookie. a little soft so use plenty of flour when rolling and cutting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
I was leary of the lard in this one but since I had it on hand went ahead and tried it. I followed the recipe but did add about a tsp of almond flavoring to the dough. These cookies turned out fabulous! The dough was easy to work with. The cookies are really very good. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
we have been looking for a good sugar cookie and this one is great. thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
These are great!! I used organic shortening in place of lard because its not something I have on hand. I also added a tablespoon of lemon juice and they came out fantastic. We added a few drops of green food coloring and cut them into frog shapes to celebrate spring. I also live at high altitude and didn't make other changes to account for that. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2007
pretty good Read More
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