Saturday, December 15, 2012

The BEST Sugar Cookies EVER!

I never really liked sugar cookies.  I mean I love decorating them as a kid, but I always ate them for the frosting...not for the cookie.  Most sugar cookies, in my opinion, are just not any good without the frosting.

Then several years ago I got together with some friends to have our kids decorate cookies together.  My friend Natalie E., had this amazing recipe for sugar cut-out cookies given to her by a friend Nancy G.  So in my cookbook these are Nancy G's sugar cookies.  Besides the regular ingredients, these have a some sour cream and just a little nutmeg that give them a delicious flavor.  I'm happy eating them without frosting, although the kids of course pile on the frosting.

You do definitely have to chill this recipe before rolling it out.  I make my dough the night before, so it's thoroughly chilled in the fridge.  Then I roll out about 1/3 of the dough at a time and return the rest to the fridge to keep it cold.

I should have a dreamy photo of the cookies for you...but I was busy making 3 batches of these babies so my kids could have their friends over to decorate cookies.  (Turned out 2 batches were enough, but we found people more than happy to take the extras.)  You'll just have to believe me that these are the BEST.

Nancy G's Perfectly Delicious Sugar Cookies

Cream together:
1 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sift together:
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
Mix into sugar mixture alternately with
1 cup sour cream
Chill in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375°. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes and bake on cookie sheet for 5 to 7 minutes.

Happy Decorating!!  Click here for tips on hosting a cookie decorating party.

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  1. The "decorated" cookies are pretty amazing. I confess I never had the patience to do much with sugar cookies when you kids were small. I used to turn the project over to you and your sisters, and I cleared out of the kitchen! You are a pro at this, for sure.

  2. Pinned these because I have to try this out and see if it's really truly the best sugar cookie recipe! LOL!

  3. Those are some seriously loaded cookies. I recommend using powdered sugar instead of flour when you are rolling the dough out (picked that trick up from Alton Brown) it makes them just that much sweeter. I'll definitely give your recipe a try


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