Use cookie cutters and decorations for holiday cookies.

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Recipe Summary

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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  • Sift flour into large mixing bowl. Resift with salt, soda, baking powder and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, cream the butter or margarine with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients alternately with sour cream, mixing until smooth after each addition. Add vanilla. Wrap dough in waxed paper and chill until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 150 degrees C. Roll dough on floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with large cookie cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 16mg 5% DV; sodium 94.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
I have been making this since 2002 and it is one of my family & friend's favorites. Have no problem with too much or too little flour and freeze half for later! Make them at Easter Christmas and now Halloween! Yum! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/13/2003
I followed the recipe exactly and could not believe how sticky the dough was. I was very skeptical that it could actually be rolled out but hoped refrigerating would help it set. After refrigerating overnight the dough was still too wet. I added flour until it could be rolled. I cut and baked the cookies but they came out more like biscuits and very bland. The sprinkled sugar burns between batches so you have to clean the sheets. Ended up baking only half the batch and throwing most of the cookies out. Read More
(9)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
I have been making this since 2002 and it is one of my family & friend's favorites. Have no problem with too much or too little flour and freeze half for later! Make them at Easter Christmas and now Halloween! Yum! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2002
The cookies were delicious- exceptionally sweet and just the right combination of crispiness and gooeyness. I used cookie cutters to punch out shapes in the dough and that worked out very easily. However I would suggest either halving or scaling the recipe because it became an all-day event with never-ending leftovers! Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
05/13/2003
I followed the recipe exactly and could not believe how sticky the dough was. I was very skeptical that it could actually be rolled out but hoped refrigerating would help it set. After refrigerating overnight the dough was still too wet. I added flour until it could be rolled. I cut and baked the cookies but they came out more like biscuits and very bland. The sprinkled sugar burns between batches so you have to clean the sheets. Ended up baking only half the batch and throwing most of the cookies out. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2002
Cookies were very tasty. At first I thought that it would be too much flour but then it ended up being not enough. I had to add a lot when my 2 year old and I rolled them out and cut them with the cookie cutters. We gave them to our neighbors and they just loved them. It made about 50 cookies so next time I will half the recipe. It is a keeper though! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2010
I followed the recipe verbatim. I had no problems with my dough being too dry/wet. However they lacked a sugar cookie texture and taste after baked they were more like biscuits that were somewhat sweet (similar to strawberry shortcake bread). Maybe this is what 'old fashioned' sugar cookies are supposed to taste like? Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2003
I am not an experienced cookie maker but I followed the recipe and I too had to add flour before rolling out. The final product turned out to be very bland. Not horrible but not real great either. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/23/2011
my neice and i could not do anything with this we didn't want to throw it out so we just spead it all on the cookie sheet and hope we can eat it Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/11/2008
This dough was way sticky. My children and I couldn't even cut out any shapes as the dough was sticking everywhere even with tons of flour. And the cinnamon flavor was too strong for a traditional sugar cookie taste--I would leave that out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2002
Everyone loved these cookies. Read More
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