Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies remind me of cookies my grandma made as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies. 

When I was a girl, my grandma worked as a school cook at Hutton Elementary in Chanute, Kansas. Before I was in kindergarten, my mom used to stop by to say hi when we were in town getting groceries. I don’t remember a time when grandma didn’t offer us cookies. Oatmeal Raisin. Peanut Butter. Sugar. Big, homemade, freshly made, wonderful cookies.

Freshly Baked Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies on Wire Cooling Rack

(Post modified with new photos on 6/3/22.)

I always loved Grandma’s cookies and was so excited when I came across this recipes years ago, as it was just what I remembered from those visits to her school kitchen.

 

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are Giant Disks of Wonder

Through the years, I’ve tried lots of sugar cookie recipes, but it wasn’t until this one that I hit gold. These cookies have that marvelous sugary flavor that I’d been seeking all these years.

Pantry Items - Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion

I owe it to my “secret” ingredient. Princess Cake and Cookie Bakery Emulsion. Oh my goodness! Don’t put it off. Order some of this wonderful flavoring now! You won’t regret it. You will be amazed at the flavor it brings to baked goods! See other recipes that use this Princess Flavoring.

Plus, these cookies are giant disks of wonder. They spread out on the pan to make a lovely mix of crispy-chewiness. I simply adore Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies.

Another sweet aspect to these cookies is that they are very quick to make up. Since they only make a dozen you can make them up in less than a hour. A quick and easy dessert for surprise company. Or when you just have a craving for them. Which you will. I promise.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make These Sugar Cookies

  • butter, softened
  • granulated sugar
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • Princess Flavoring (optional, but highly recommended)
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • cornstarch
  • decorating sugar

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add the large egg, vanilla extract, and the Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion. Mix well.

In a small bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. Gradually add to the creamed butter mixture until combined.

Forming Giant Cookies on the Pan and Dipping in Sugar

Divide dough in half. Scoop out 6 equal balls from one of the halves. Slightly press each into a flat circle and dip the tops into a bowl of decorating sugar. Place on a prepared cookie sheet.

Cool Baked Cookies on a Wire Rack

Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Repeat for the remaining dough.

This recipe will make 12 very large cookies.

See more Cookie Recipes Here.  View more Ways to Use Princess Cake and Cookie Bakery Emulsion Here.

 

Recipe for Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Here's a delicious recipe that reminds me of the cookies my grandma would give me when she worked as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies. Enjoy!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Cooking with Kids
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat
Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Princess Flavoring optional, but highly recommended
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons decorating sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. Add large egg, vanilla extract, and Princess Flavoring. Mix well.
  • In small bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. Gradually add to butter mixture until combined.
  • Divide dough in half. Scoop out 6 equal balls. Slightly press each into a flat circle and dip tops into a bowl of decorating sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Repeat for remaining dough. Makes 12 very large cookies.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies”

  • 5 stars
    I chose 2 recipes to try and decided on yours. Boy am I glad I did!! Just getting into the corn starch phase of baking after all these yrs can’t believe what I have been missing out on! This recipe is the best bringing back childhood memories!! Everything i had a piano lesson the teacher gave out a sugar cookie!! Loved the recipe and so easy…ty!!!

    • Hi Mary Lee. I am so glad that you chose to try this recipe and that you enjoyed it as much as we do! We really love this recipe, and you are correct. It brings back memories from my childhood, too! Thanks again for letting me know and please keep trying my recipes!! Many blessings to you and yours.

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