Grandma’s Sugar Cookie Recipe Just Got Better: Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies Made Easier by Ann Marie Patitucci

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Grandma’s Sugar Cookie Recipe Just Got Better: Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies Made Easier

You may remember your mom or grandma rolling out sugar cookies. You may even remember the taste and associate them with a certain time of year. Well, here’s a delicious old-fashioned cookie recipe made easier.

Instead of rolling out the dough and cutting it into shapes, you roll the dough into balls, then roll them in sugar and stick them in the oven. Easy peasy with all the same sugary, buttery deliciousness.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 2 hours to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Servings: Makes about 4 dozen


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat softened butter in a large bowl on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. 
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar and beat until combined. 
  3. Beat in eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, vanilla and salt until combined. 
  4. Mix in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer, then stir in the remaining flour by hand. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar to coat. Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 9 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Let cool before serving.

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Donna John
I have such a hard time with cut-out cookies. Love this recipe because I can roll them into a ball successfully! :-) Can't wait to try it.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes to all the easy sugar cookies. Simple but sumptuous!
grandma's sugar cookies are the absolute best...

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