Return to Content

Jeri Thompson's Grandmother's Sugar Cookies

Jeri Thompson’s Grandmother’s Sugar Cookies
8 votes, 2.00 avg. rating (44% score)
by

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lard (Crisco works just fine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • flour (approximagely 4 cups)

Instructions:

1. Beat shortening and sugar until well mixed. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix well.
2. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until the mixture is very thick.
3. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for several hours.
4. Roll out on floured surface to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters. If desired, you may dust the tops with granulated sugar, before baking.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough. Cookies should just be lightly browned and soft when taken from the oven.
Cool on wire rack and frost.

Additional Notes:

On December 14, 2007, this recipe was prepared by culinary students at Southern New Hampshire University and tasted by a panel of esteemed judges to determine, along with our online poll, the winner of the Yankee Magazine Cookie Primary. The winner? Bill Richardson's Biscochitos!
Updated Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Bring New England Home Get a 1 year of Yankee Magazine for only $10!

In this issue: 
  • 65 Best Summer Events
  • The Elusive Promise of the Maine Tides
  • The Easiest Clambake You'll Ever Make
Subscribe Today

Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111