Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

The old-fashioned way is the best way! Classic cookies like these are hard to top. Serve to family, friends, or bring to a gathering for a timeless treat that everyone will love.

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  • Makes: 32 cookies
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 3 hrs
  • Bake: 10 mins 375°F per batch

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Directions

  1. Beat shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add the 2 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract till combined. Alternately add flour and buttermilk to shortening mixture, beating until combined. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough on a floured surface until 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 2-1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place rounds 2-1/2 inches part on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake about 10 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Makes 32.

From the Test Kitchen

Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

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Nutrition Facts (Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies)

  • Per serving:
  • 185 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 14 mg chol.,
  • 85 mg sodium,
  • 25 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 12 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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