This is the yummiest cut-out sugar cookie I've ever tried, great for the holidays!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg, stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Dough will be light and sticky. Cover or wrap dough and chill overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies turn a very light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.2g 4% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 7.9mg 3% DV; sodium 71mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2005
I love this recipe! I use 4 cups of flour instead of 5 to give them a bit more of a chewy texture. Sometimes I add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to give them a kick! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2005
I was trying to find a sour cream cookie recipe like my mom used to make. This seemed pretty close so I tried it. I did not care for this recipe at all. The nutmeg is overpowering and the cookie has a strange consistency. We made these on Christmas Eve last year and my 4 year old was afraid Santa wouldn't leave her any toys because the cookies were "so yucky". My mom has since found her old recipe and sent it to me. No more yucky cookies for Santa this year. Read More
(30)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2005
I love this recipe! I use 4 cups of flour instead of 5 to give them a bit more of a chewy texture. Sometimes I add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to give them a kick! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2004
This is VERY (granny's calls for 4 1/2 cups of flour)similar to the recipe my grandmother has made for decades. The nutmeg is the best part of these tasty cookies. It isn't Christmas without them. Read More
(35)
Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2005
I was trying to find a sour cream cookie recipe like my mom used to make. This seemed pretty close so I tried it. I did not care for this recipe at all. The nutmeg is overpowering and the cookie has a strange consistency. We made these on Christmas Eve last year and my 4 year old was afraid Santa wouldn't leave her any toys because the cookies were "so yucky". My mom has since found her old recipe and sent it to me. No more yucky cookies for Santa this year. Read More
(30)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
I used butter instead of margarine and they came out with a nice soft texture with a great buttery flavor. I ended up putting the dough in the fridge and not baking them until two days later and they still turned out really well. I used fresh grated nutmeg too. We really love these cookies--the sour cream really makes them soft and the nutmeg gives these a really nice subtle flavor. I'll make these from now on--they also kept their shape really well. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2005
I used this recipe to bake cookies for some friends and they were a huge hit! The cookies kept a great shape after baking and they stayed soft for several days (until they were all eaten;). The nutmeg in the recipe is also a nice touch. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
I loved these cookies!! They're REALLY good when you roll the cookies out thick. They reminded me of the Christmas cookies my family made when I was a kid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
I had misplaced my recipe for sugar cookies with sour cream. I think I have found a new family favorite. YUM! This is a tender sweet with a hint of nutmeg cookie. Thank you! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2007
I hadn't had nutmeg in sugar cookies before and I didn't particularly like it. I wouldn't try making the cookies without it though because they would probably be really bland like so many sour cream sugar cookie recipes are. The good thing is that they bake up very well. The cookies really hold their shape instead of spreading and getting too poofy. They're also a nice soft cookie. But I'll stick with my normal sugar cookie recipe because I just didn't like the flavor of these that much. If you grew up on sugar cookies flavored with nutmeg you might like them more than I did. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2005
This recipe turned out pretty good. I thought that it was a little bland so I gave them 4 stars. The cookies tasted better the next day. Read More
(7)
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