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a plate of old fashioned sugar cookies topped with pink frosting and colorful sprinkles
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4.34 from 12 votes

Best Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe"

These Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies are hands-down the best sugar cookie recipe ever! They are deliciously soft and so easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cookies, sweets
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 450kcal


  • 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 amount of cookies you get from this dough will depend on how big you cut them. Calorie count for this recipe was determined by making 1 dozen cookies per batch. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 450kcal