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Nana’s Sugar Cookies & Video

When I was a little girl, every Christmas afternoon, my Grandpa Marshall would take me over to his Mom and Dad’s home after we opened presents. My Nana, Laura Moore, would always have a cherry pie ready for him, it was my Grandpa’s favorite, and sugar cookies for all of her grandchildren (there were a lot of us, but I was the eldest.) I would sit at her kitchen table and eat a sugar cookie and wrap the rest to bring home. I wanted to save them, they were so delicious! Nana’s sugar cookies taste like Christmas to me. I hope that you enjoy Nana’s Sugar Cookies and make them a part of your holiday tradition as well!

Nana's Sugar Cookies

Nan’s Sugar Cookies are fun and easy to make. Grab your kids to help you in the kitchen, they will love pressing the sprinkles on the cookies!

Nana's Sugar Cookies

Wet a paper towel, wipe the bottom of a glass, dip in colored sugar, then press on cookie dough ball and flatten. Fun to do with kids!

Nana's Sugar Cookies

Bake until edges are golden brown

Nana's Sugar Cookies

This recipe makes 6 dozen Sugar Cookies! Perfect for Christmas gifts!

Nana's Sugar Cookies

They are so festive and pretty and will bring a smile to anyone who eats them!

Nana's Sugar Cookies

Use red and green sprinkles for Christmas!

Nana's Sugar Cookies

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Nana's Sugar Cookies
Yield: 6 dozen

Nana's Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Best Sugar Cookies, just like Grandma makes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • To decorate: red and green colored sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream granulated sugar, butter and vanilla by hand or in a KitchenAid.
  3. Add powdered sugar, oil and eggs.
  4. Sift together (in a separate bowl) flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  5. Slowly add to wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Add a cup of dry ingredient mixture at a time, mixing after each addition.
  6. Form rounded teaspoonfuls into balls and place on ungreased Cookie Sheets.
  7. Using a moistened paper towel wet the bottom of a glass, dip in colored sugar (re-dipping for each cookie) and flatten ball of dough. You may need to apply the moistened paper towel every so often, to keep glass wet and easily able to pick up sugar crystals.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until edges turn slightly brown. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36 cookies

Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 202Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 24mgSodium 112mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 2g

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Recipe adapted from Christmas Sugar Cookie

Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking
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Barbara

Sunday 12th of December 2021

Can u freeze the nanas sugar cookies

Nettie

Monday 13th of December 2021

Barbara, Yes, my Nana's Sugar cookies can be frozen. For cookies that are already baked, here's how to freeze them successfully for up to two months. Be sure the cookies are completely cooled before freezing. Place the cookies into an airtight container lined with aluminum foil or plastic food wrap. For best results, wrap the cookies individually in plastic food wrap.

Nettie

Rhonda

Saturday 27th of November 2021

These cookies are amazing they are so delicious everyone I give them too loves them Thank You got this wonderful cookie recipe

Alison

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

I am all about perfect circles. So I makes balls then roll them in sprinkles.

Lindsey

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Hi Nettie! This recipe looks amazing! Is it possible to pre-make the dough and save pressing and baking for later?

Nettie

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Hi Lindsey,

Thank you! You can prepare the dough and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. If you'd rather freeze the dough, it can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Merry Christmas!

Nettie

Karen Richards

Friday 25th of October 2019

In the kitchen aid what do you use the paddle or risk? In the video it shows neither one ??

Nettie

Saturday 26th of October 2019

I used the wire whip.

Nettie

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