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Grandma's Sugar Cookies

Rated as 3.26 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my great-grandmother's recipes that I received years ago from one of my great-aunts. We bake these cookies for holidays and other special occasions. I have fun at Christmas cutting the cookies with holiday cookies cutters and decorating them with colored sugar and icing, then wrapping them in colored plastic wrap and giving them to friends."
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Ingredients

25 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Add eggs and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-8 minutes or until light golden brown. Decorate if desired.

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Most helpful positive review

just made these for Irac didn't just rolled into balls an made plain thank-u they turned out perfect

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I tried these cookies at Valentines for my daughter's second grade class what a hair pulling experience. The heart shape cookies went FLAT. I have never made cookies that did that before. I blam...

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I tried these cookies at Valentines for my daughter's second grade class what a hair pulling experience. The heart shape cookies went FLAT. I have never made cookies that did that before. I blam...

really bad cookies wouldn't keep there shapes they puffed up really big and when they cooled they were flat and chewy

i made them for christmas cookies and cut out snowmen and they turned into blobs. I did not care for this recipe.

just made these for Irac didn't just rolled into balls an made plain thank-u they turned out perfect

I love this recipe. Perfect for just a classic sugar cookie. The only problem was that my toy soldiers became fat soldiers and my snowmen didn't quite look like snowmen because they puffed up so...

I am not a lover of sugar cookies but this is without a doubt the best one I've tried. I did make minor changes. Instead of using all white sugar, I substituted a 1/4 of it with brown sugar an...

other than the puffiness of them they tasted great and weren't all that hard to make i don't know why people would have such a hard time making them? Great sugar cookie recipe!!!!!

The flavor of these cookies is excellent but I was disappointed with the fact that they spread out so much on the pan. Perhaps the dough for my first panful was too cold; they all ran into one ...

i gave this recipe a 1 only because the flavor was good, the recipe was a flop! they are NOT good to be cutting out shapes. they all ran together and got very puffy... i was in a time crunch mak...