These Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies are hands-down the best sugar cookie recipe ever! I’ve tried countless recipes over the years and this one is my favorite. They are deliciously soft and so easy to make!
Here are a few more sugar cookie variations we love – Chocolate Sugar Cookies, 10-Minute Sugar Cookies from Scratch, and Cake Mix Cookies.
The Best Sugar Cookies 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.
How To Make Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Make It Creamy – Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes fluffy. Then mix in one egg at at time to the butter mixture.
Dry Ingredients – Add all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir everything until it has fully mixed together. Next, you’ll want to pass the dry ingredients through a flour sifter. Once sifted, you’ll begin adding the dry ingredients to the bowl with the butter mixture. Alternate adding the flour mixture with some of the sour cream. After each addition, you’ll want to mix the batter until it’s smooth.
Add Vanilla & Chill – After you’ve added the above ingredients, you’ll blend the vanilla into the batter. Once the vanilla has been blended in, place the dough in the refrigerator until it’s firm enough to roll.
Cut & Cook – Cut your sugar cookie dough into fun shapes or bars and then place them onto an ungreased baking sheet. If you don’t plan on frosting them, sprinkle a little sugar over the top of them. Bake them for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Frost & Decorate – Top these delicious old fashioned sugar cookies with your favorite frosting, toppings or they’re perfectly delicious straight up! If you want a delicious cream cheese frosting, you have to try this amazing recipe!
More Easy Cookie Recipes
- Brightly-Colored Jello Cookies
- Banana Split Pudding Cookies
- Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sugar Cookie Flowers
- Halloween Mummy Sugar Cookies
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Best Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe"
- 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
- Cream butter with sugar until fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time.
- Add sifted dry ingredients alternating with sour cream, mixing after each addition, until smooth.
- Blend in vanilla.
- Chill until firm enough to roll.
- Cut with cookie cutter.
- Place on ungreased sheet.
- Sprinkle with sugar (if not frosting them).
- Bake @ 375° for 10-12 min.
The thick bars make these especially delicious! Thanks for this amazing recipe.
I totally agree!
These are amazing and were a total hit!! Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome!
These are my favorite sugar cookies, they’re the best!
Oh, these were DIVINE! Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to make them again!
Thanks! I’m so glad you liked them!
These are so cute and fun and taste delicious!
These are so cute and fun and they taste great!
Love old fashioned sugar cookies and these look especially yummy as a thick bar cookie!
I hope you love them! 🙂
Ok, these were really yummy! Totally like lofthouse. I just dropped them with a cookie scoop then rolled into balls. I didn’t even chill them! I frosted them with a pastry bag. So easy and so pretty. I’ll be posting on my blog soon and will let you know and link back, of course.
These look so yummy. I have been in search of the best sugar cookie for some time now. I will be making these this week-end. thanks for sharing it. I love you website!
My friend just made these this week and brought me some- they are SO yummy!
I saw these on Pinterest and they look delicious! I will have to try these soon!
These look so yummy!! So did you bake yours as bars? I’m all for making it easier by making bars, so just curious! Thanks for the recipe!
YUM! Just bookmarked it! Looks yummy!!
Bookmark it, nuthin’! I pinned it!
Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing.