"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."--Voltaire

Great-grandma's Sugar Cookies Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Great-grandma's Sugar Cookies, by , is from The Toledo Area Chapter APA Celebrates National Payroll Week!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

June Seidl - First Solar
Added: Saturday, July 26, 2008


1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt (optional)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 more tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
1 - 2 more cups flour

Cream together first three ingredients.
Beat in 2 eggs.
Sift together nutmeg, salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, and three (3) cups of flour.
Dissolve 1 tsp baking soda in 1 cup of buttermilk.
Alternately add flour mixture and soda/buttermilk mixture to creamed sugar/egg mixture.
Add another 1 - 2 cups of flour until dough is easy to roll. Refrigerate dough for at least 4 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 425.
Options: Either roll dough to 1/4" and cut out with round cookie cutter or use soup spoon to drop dough on cookie sheet. If using drop method, slightly flatten dough before baking.
Sprinkle tops of unbaked cookies with sugar.
Bake at 425 for 7 - 10 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly pressed.
Servings: Approx. 3 dozen
Comments: This is a very old recipe probably brought to Ohio by my Great,great-Grandmother in the 1830's. The original recipe called for lard. At Christmas time I use red and green sugar on top.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!