Do you want to impress your loved ones with homemade cookies this holiday season? This recipe was my great grandmother’s and it’s a favorite in my family. If you like lofthouse sugar cookies, you will love this recipe for soft, chewy sugar cookies. Try it out and maybe you’ll have a new family favorite too!
“Grandma’s sugar cookies”
|Sugar||1 1/2 cup|
|Flour||4 1/2 cup|
|Baking soda||1 tsp|
|Baking powder||1 tsp|
|Sour cream||1 cup|
Make the cookie dough
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. (Butter should be softened to room temperature.)
- In another bowl, add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg to flour and mix.
- Slowly add both the flour mixture and sour cream (in small amounts at a time) to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough for 1-2 hours in the fridge.
Bake the cookies
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a a board (or the counter) covered with flour.
- Cut shapes with cookie cutters. (Tip: it helps to dip the cutters in a small bowl of flour first to get the perfect shape!)
- Move the cookie shapes to a nonstick baking sheet.
- Cookies can be sprinkled with colored sugar sprinkles before baking (or frosted with powdered sugar icing after cooled).
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until very slightly brown at the edges.
- Store in an airtight container and cookies will remain soft.