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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies – The Best Sugar Cookie EVER!


These Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies are quite possibly the best sugar cookie recipe ever!  


This recipe comes from a good friend of mine and her mom. Both of them used to live close to me and I always LOVED when they would bake these delicious sugar cookies. (Just looking at this picture makes my mouth water!) I’ve never tasted a yummier, thicker, more moist sugar cookie in my life!


Both my friend and her mom have since moved away, and it has been years since I’ve had these cookies. I thought it was about time I brought this recipe out and introduced it to my kids. The result was even better than I remember. My kids each had two and asked for more!

This recipe is a keeper. Bookmark it and save it for later, you will not be disappointed!

The picture above shows this sugar cookie dough cut into simple squares, but of course you can dress these up by cutting them into different shapes before you bake them.

Here is the recipe:



aka “The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever”

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add sifted dry ingredients alternating with sour cream, mixing after each addition, until smooth.
  4. Blend in vanilla.
  5. Chill until firm enough to roll.
  6. Cut with cookie cutter.
  7. Place on ungreased sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with sugar (if not frosting them).
  9. Bake @ 375° for 10-12 min.



Call me while they are baking in your oven and I’ll be at your house in two minutes. I’ll bring the milk.  🙂

This best sugar cookie recipe originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2011. It was updated in August 2016. 
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