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

How to Make Nana's Soft and Tasty Sugar Cookies


  • 1Beat sugar and shortening together in a large bowl with electric mixer
  • 2Add in eggs, vanilla and sour creme and beat together
  • 3In a seperate medium size bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  • 4Add flour mix to the wet mix and beat on low speed until just blended
  • 5Form dough into balls slightly under an inch round. Roll in colored sugar or sprinkles and put balls on ungreased cookies sheet
  • 6Bake 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)
  • 7Leave cookies on the cookie sheets for another 10 minutes outside of oven (this will allow them to finish baking)
  • 8Remove from cookie sheets and drizzle with icing if desired

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About Nana's Soft and Tasty Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy