Granny's Sugar Cookies

Granny's Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Teresa Stroud


Bessie Westmoreland - Mom of Jimmy Westmoreland and Bessie Westmoreland Spivey.


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1 Hr 30 Min
10 Min


  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 medium
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 3/4 c
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tsp

How to Make Granny's Sugar Cookies


  1. Cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, blend in medium egg plus two egg yolks.
  2. Separately, sift together and add to mixture - salt, baking powder, already sifted flour. Blend then add vanilla.
  3. Chill, roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters on lightly greased cookie sheet in 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. For glaze: mix together the 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar with 3 to 4 teaspoons water and brush on cookies while still warm.
  5. Alternative:
    Chill dough three hours or more, then form rolls and flace in freezer (rolls in shape of a rolling pin or tube and wrapped in wax paper). Remove from freezer and make slices 1/4 inches thick and place directly on cookie sheet for plain sugar cookies, bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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About Granny's Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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