Grandma Margaret's Cut Out Cookies

Janet Scott


I really love my grandma and miss her so much. This is her recipe, it took my Aunt Shirley a long time to figure it out because grandma wasn't very good about measuring, LOL!

Our family makes them every year no matter what.
Hope you enjoy the photos of my cute grand baby Emma being a little helper!

This is a keeper!


★★★★★ 3 votes

7 plus dozen


  • 1 c
    shortening (i use crisco)
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 large
  • 1 c
  • 6 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 dash(es)

  • 1 c
    butter or margarine (2 sticks)
  • 5 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    real vanilla extract

How to Make Grandma Margaret's Cut Out Cookies


  1. In a large mixing bowl add your shortening and white sugar. Mix until blended
  2. Add your brown sugar and eggs. Mix until blended then add your cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Blend one cup of your flour with the baking soda and baking powder.
    add that to your mixture.
  4. Start adding your flour gradually alternating with buttermilk.
    Make sure to begin and end with flour.
    Towards the end you may want to use your hands!
  5. Get your cookie cutters out and start rolling your dough on a floured surface.

    Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until you start seeing a LITTLE brown on the edges.
  6. Make your frosting:
    In a medium size bowl add you softened butter or margarine, gradually add your powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  7. after all the powdered sugar is blended add your vanilla extract.
    Whip until creamy
  8. Get several bowls out for the colors you choose to use.
  9. Don't take too long...the grand kids are ready!
    ....and the little dog at the bottom left waiting for the crumbs!
  10. Start decorating!

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About Grandma Margaret's Cut Out Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies

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