Rating: 3.82 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5

For a Thanksgiving treat, cut these cookies with a turkey shaped cookie cutter.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg.

  • Cream together the butter and sugar. Blend in the sour cream; add dry ingredients.

  • Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness on a sugar and floured surface.

  • Cut with cookie cutter; bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 5g; cholesterol 12.3mg; sodium 80.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
My daughter is allergic to egg. We have a crisp shortbread-like sugar cookie recipe that is egg-free and this recipe gives us a tender sugar cookie recipe too. You can change this up by skipping the nutmeg and subbing a tsp. of vanilla or by putting a little fresh lemon zest in. I looked at the other reviews and altered the recipe with 2 Tbsp. more of sugar and about 3 Tbsp. more sour cream. The dough is delicious the cookies are tender. Rolled them out to 1/4 inch thickness as 1/2 inch seemed way too thick. Baked about 10 minutes then cooled on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to the cooling rack. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2003
I found this recipe to be quite a disapointment. The cooking instructions were inaccurate and the bare taste was blande, and not sweet enough. I would not recommend ANYONE to try this recipe! Read More
(29)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2003
I found this recipe to be quite a disapointment. The cooking instructions were inaccurate and the bare taste was blande, and not sweet enough. I would not recommend ANYONE to try this recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 2 stars
10/30/2005
These cookies are definetly not the "Best Ever Sugar Cookies". However, with a few minor adjustments, they can be quite yummy! Instead of Sour Cream , we used vanilla yogurt. We used less flour, and more sugar, and added icing decorations on top of them. These simple substitutions made these cookies more enjoyable then the original recipe. - D&H Read More
(22)
Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2003
very bland and hard Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
My daughter is allergic to egg. We have a crisp shortbread-like sugar cookie recipe that is egg-free and this recipe gives us a tender sugar cookie recipe too. You can change this up by skipping the nutmeg and subbing a tsp. of vanilla or by putting a little fresh lemon zest in. I looked at the other reviews and altered the recipe with 2 Tbsp. more of sugar and about 3 Tbsp. more sour cream. The dough is delicious the cookies are tender. Rolled them out to 1/4 inch thickness as 1/2 inch seemed way too thick. Baked about 10 minutes then cooled on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to the cooling rack. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I liked this recipe because it was easy to make and also very tasty too! I can tell you kids do like it for I am only 12 years (gr.7) old my self. I know that some kids say they like it when they realy don't. That is why I gave this recipe five stars! If you were wondering how I found this website it is because in famlay studys I am doing a cook book. I was looking for recipes on the internet! Hope to see you soon! Your friend teen_in_2001 Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
I thought this was a great recipe! Although I have to admit I did some tweeking after reading the other reviews. I added an additional 1/8 -1/4 cup of sugar along with a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract to the dough. The end result were honest to God the Best Ever Sugar Cookies! Even my husband who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth loved them! They're great plain or with frosting. maybe next time I'll roll balls of dough into a cinnamon and sugar mixture for a variation on the Snickerdoodle. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2013
THEY ARE NOT THE BEST EVER COOKIES Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
I made these today for Christmas cookie cutouts. I used very small cutters and they worked great! AND very tasty. I haven't had very good luck with cutouts in the past in the flavor department. These are wonderful! I used powdered sugar instead of flour for rolling them out. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2009
Yikes...not very tasty. They look pretty...that's about all... Read More
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