Nana's Soft and Tasty Sugar Cookies

Deneece Gursky


My Nana made these every year for Christmas and Easter too. They are one of my favorite cookies. A tasty little sugar cookie thats soft instead of hard and crunchy. The icing adds to the amazing texture and I can never ever eat just one.

Try adding almond extract to the cookie and/or icing or anise extract to the cookie and/or icing

I generally just use the vanilla since I also make my Aunt Elaines Ricoota cookies and they are anise flavored (my fave flavor)

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1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c sour creme
1 t vanilla
3 c flour
1/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder
sprinkles and/or colored icing to decorate

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat sugar and shortening together in a large bowl with electric mixer
Add in eggs, vanilla and sour creme and beat together
In a seperate medium size bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
Add flour mix to the wet mix and beat on low speed until just blended
Form dough into balls slightly under an inch round. Roll in colored sugar or sprinkles and put balls on ungreased cookies sheet
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes, just until they are set. (they may look like they are not dont to you but thats ok)
Leave cookies on the cookie sheets for another 10 minutes outside of oven (this will allow them to finish baking)
Remove from cookie sheets and drizzle with icing if desired

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy