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Grandma's Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe dates back 100 years in my family and passed down to me from my grandmother, Delilah."
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servings 271
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and the shortening. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternate adding the buttermilk with the dry ingredients.
  3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in colored sugar if desired. Place them 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 9.8 42.3 4.1 31 139 Full nutrition

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I agree with the previous reviewer that these taste like cakey snickerdoodles and I wouldn't like it any other way! I made them because I ran out of vanilla and I needed sugar cookies, also I us...

I thought these cookies tasted great although they tasted more like a cakey snickerdoodle. Delicious, will make over and over! I didn't have buttermilk so I used sour cream.

It was ok, just not what I was looking for, I wouldnt consider them sugar cookies

Mixed reviews from the family on this one. They do taste like cakey snicker doodles. Some loved them some didn't. It's a very sticky batter so I just sprinkled some sugar on top. I halved the re...