These cookies are big, soft and excellent! Great with frosting too! We won't eat any other sugar cookie!

KATHY

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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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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  • Combine milk with vinegar to make sour milk. Let stand for 5 minutes.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

  • Stir in sour milk and mix well. NOTE: Dough will be very sticky and hard to handle. You could refrigerate it for a few hours, or just use plenty of flour when rolling out.

  • Roll on well floured board to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters to desired shapes (large cutters work best).

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown on bottom.

  • Frost with Sugar Cookie Frosting (see recipe) and decorate.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 34g 11% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterol 16.3mg 5% DV; sodium 223.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2008
No offense ladies but I tried this recipe and it turned out perfectly for me so you must've done something wrong. I'm 18 years old...this was my very first try. I think it's better to knead the dough and add a little more flour as you go along. Also dont put both the sugar and brown sugar in at the same time. It'll make it all gooey. I added the brown sugar last kneaded it and then rolled it out. It was fantastic. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/26/2003
I don't see how you won't eat any other sugar cookie... you must eat no sugar cookies. I wasted a lot of time and effort on this. I could not roll it out at all... not after fridge flour and freezer. It is Valentine's day and I was hoping to make something for my fiance. All I got was a mess. Maybe it is the humidity or something... but I found this recipe impossible and am sorely disappointed. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 1 stars
05/25/2003
I don't see how you won't eat any other sugar cookie... you must eat no sugar cookies. I wasted a lot of time and effort on this. I could not roll it out at all... not after fridge flour and freezer. It is Valentine's day and I was hoping to make something for my fiance. All I got was a mess. Maybe it is the humidity or something... but I found this recipe impossible and am sorely disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/19/2004
No offense but these were the worst sugar cookies I have ever tasted. The dough was a sticky gooey mess even after chilling for several hours. The tablespoon of vinegar should have tipped me off however I thought I would at least try it. Never have I had a cookie with vinegar even this small amount. My little niece took two bites and started to gag. Needless to say the recipe was shredded.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
No offense ladies but I tried this recipe and it turned out perfectly for me so you must've done something wrong. I'm 18 years old...this was my very first try. I think it's better to knead the dough and add a little more flour as you go along. Also dont put both the sugar and brown sugar in at the same time. It'll make it all gooey. I added the brown sugar last kneaded it and then rolled it out. It was fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2003
These cookies are the worst I have ever tried to make. The dough never becomes workable. It just stays like a chocolate chip cookie dough not matter how much flour or refrigeration used. When they did make it into the oven they took 20 minutes to bake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I made these cookies last Christmas and they were the most popular food item there. My extended family expects them for every occaision. The are big soft (never get hard) and very tasty. The dough is VERY difficult to work with though so I keep it in the freezer and only role out a small amount at a time with lots of flour. It's worth it though. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/10/2003
This recipe was disgusting. Sugar cookies are not supposed to be spicy. The nutmeg makes it taste gross. I waisted a lot of ingredients on this lousy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
Wow... I've been looking for a sugar cookie recipe for a long time. This is the BEST! Thank you for sharing it with us!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2007
I totally disagree with everyone who is giving a bad review. i thought they were fine. my mom and nephew are in love with these cookies. the only thing was that they need to be cooked longer than it says here cuz some of them turned out raw..thanks for sharing..i will for sure make these again and again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2006
Yeah it's hard to work with but most recipes are. If you're substituting remember that butter is different than shortening and they write the recipe specifically for shortening or butter not the other way around. I liked these cookies and all the people that tried them agreed. Read More
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