I think any of your favorite cookie recipes can be altered to be a cookie jar recipe. Here's a favorite!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
To Layer In Jar:
To Mix The Cookies:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a clean 1 quart-sized glass jar with a wide mouth layer the white sugar followed by the flour mixture. Press firmly in place and seal. Attach a card with the following instructions:

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  • "In a large bowl, beat 1 cup room-temperature butter until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg until combined. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla and blend at low speed. Gradually add contents of jar and mix until fully incorporated. Wrap cookie dough in plastic or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll chilled dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut dough into desired shapes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes."

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; 5.2 g protein; 57.5 g carbohydrates; 58.5 mg cholesterol; 310 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
I looked through every single sugar cookie recipe on this site and i decided to choose this one. It simply looked and sounded the best. I made these cookies and i was astonished! They are easy and fun to make and they taste unbelievable! The thing was i didnt put in the sour cream. I thought that was a very unnecessary item. They turned out better than i could have hoped. I have no trouble saying that they are the best cookies i have ever made. My family loves them! Im going to give them out as gifts to all my friends for the holidays! These are truly great cookies! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2003
This recipe was terrible! I made a double batch of these and refrigerated both overnight. Both batches were still VERY crumbly the next day! I tried a couple different things to get the batter to stay together but nothing worked. I ended up wasting both batches and I was extremely bummed!!! Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
I looked through every single sugar cookie recipe on this site and i decided to choose this one. It simply looked and sounded the best. I made these cookies and i was astonished! They are easy and fun to make and they taste unbelievable! The thing was i didnt put in the sour cream. I thought that was a very unnecessary item. They turned out better than i could have hoped. I have no trouble saying that they are the best cookies i have ever made. My family loves them! Im going to give them out as gifts to all my friends for the holidays! These are truly great cookies! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2004
At first the refrigerated dough looked like a disaster: it was very crumbly. But it turned out ok after a rolling it out. Tasty! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2003
This recipe was terrible! I made a double batch of these and refrigerated both overnight. Both batches were still VERY crumbly the next day! I tried a couple different things to get the batter to stay together but nothing worked. I ended up wasting both batches and I was extremely bummed!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
So easy to put together! I even attached a small cookie cutter to the tag - very festive! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
Great recipe!!! I had to change it up a bit but still loved it. Here's my changes. 1. Only added 1/4 cup of sour cream. 2. I added to the recipe 'sprinkle small amount of sugar on each cookie before baking'. 3. Had to cook for 15 minutes not 12. I used this recipe for Halloween and they came out perfect. Those ghosts and pumpkins were the best sugar cookies I've ever tasted! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
We all loved this recipe! I made them exactly according to the recipe except I didn't refridgerate the dough. the dough was soft and pliable. I read the reviews and saw that a lot of testers did but I hate doing that. It worked for me. The sour cream was a wonderful addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
I gave this as a gift and my roommate is still raving about how good the cokies were. They turned out very well not too hard not too soft. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
Recipe turned out great - no refrigeration necessary. They stayed moist even when they browned a little on the edges. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Tasted great. Somewhat time consuming to refrigerate and roll out. Read More
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