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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Teresa Ambra
These simple Sugar Cookies are big on flavor, but low on work! Just roll in sugar and bake - no rolling out cookie dough, no frosting or decorating the cookies. Scrumptious in flavor, but quick and easy. This vintage recipe is excellent for tailgating parties, potlucks or grilling out with friends.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 167 kcal


  • 3 18x26" cookie sheet pans
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 electric mixer
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 small bowl of sugar to roll the cookies in
  • 1 spatula


  • 1 pound unsalted butter softened, (4 sticks)
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll cookie dough into


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in flour with a wooden spoon until very well combined.
  • Roll dough into large golf-ball sized balls and roll in sugar.
  • Place on greased cookie sheets about 3 inches apart and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cookies are done.
  • Rotate cookie sheets on oven racks every 7 minutes of baking time.
  • Cool completely.


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Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 122mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 248IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cookie, dessert, sugar cookie
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