Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Sugar Cookies XI

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

"Make yourself a really big batch of these old fashioned buttermilk sugar cookies, because you will have to share."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


servings 270
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and lard together. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Dough should be soft but not soupy. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookies to cool on wire racks. Frost with Butter Icing for Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 270 calories; 12.3 36.1 3.7 32 274 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 5
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

I substituted butter for the lard. The dough is very sticky. Here's a great way to handle it: Chill it in the refrigerator. Roll it out 1/4" thick between two sheets of way paper. Freeze th...

These are wonderful, if you like fat, soft cookies (which we do)! Great flavor. I had a little trouble with them being too sticky to roll out & cut well (adding more flour should fix that) so I...

I was hoping that all of the work that I had to do to make these cookies would be worth it in taste, but I'm sad to I was not. The dough was very sticky and impossible to roll out and cut. The ...

I thought these cookies where great! Me and my kids loved them. I put colored sugar on top to add decoration.

Required almost 2 extra cups of flour--and that was halving the recipe. I would omit the buttermilk or decrease it WAY down and that will cut down on the need for extra flour. I was so disappoin...