Recipe: Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

This is the recipe!  The recipe for those good old fashioned Christmas Sugar Cookies like grandma use to make way-back-when.  I highly recommend them because #1 – they’re fun to make!  #2 – they are fun to give #3 – (most important) they are fun to eat and very yummy.  So grab those kids or grand-kids or nieces or nephews or borrow a small child from a neighbor and let the Mom go shopping.  Whip up a batch of Christmas Sugar Cookies and watch the fun begin. 

Sugar Cookies

1 cup Crisco shortening
2 cups sugar
6 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup sour cream
decoration of choice

Cream shortening and sugar until light.  Add sifted dry ingredients, mixing well.  Add flavorings and sour cream.  Blend well.  Chill several hours.  Roll thin on a floured pastry cloth and cut in shapes with cookie cutters.  Sprinkle with candy decorations, cinnamon sugar or leave plain for icing.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 15 mins.  Cool completely if you’re going to put icing on them.  (Aunt Peg’s Decorating Icing recipe below).

Aunt Peg’s Decorating Icing

1 egg white
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 pound powdered sugar
1/4 stick margarine

Beat shortening and margarine until fluffy.   Beat in the egg white.  Gradually add powdered sugar to make a stiff frosting.  Add food coloring of choice.

Y’all Enjoy and have fun!   🙂


3 Comments Add yours

  1. yellow6347 says:

    I love your blog. It is snowing outside, I have time to surf and I am finding wonderful recipes. Who could ask for more.

  2. Aren’t those old recipes the best?! The generations before us really new how to make a good cookie! I have an old sugar cookie recipe on my blog from my grandmother as well. They just really knew how to bake back then. Those are recipes you hold onto like gold! I’ll have to try your version this year.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Ohhh Lemony Sugar Cookies! A classic;)

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