75 Reviews

Love these cookies. Not sure how they would be if you tried to roll them out and use cookie cutters as the dough seemed very soft. I just dropped them on the pan, didn't have time to chill and they turned out wonderful!

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Taxi Mom December 02, 2012

This recipe is from aSouthern Living Cookbook. I have used it for 10 years. I added a teaspoon of nutmeg to the recipe to make them taste like my grandmother's drop sugar cookie, but better. If you are in a hurry and don't have time to refrigerate, drop a cookie scoop full of dough into colored sugar. Use your fingers to roll just the bottom of the scoop of dough. With your fingers again, pick up the ball of dough and invert it onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Press cookie down a little with the bottom of a water glass. Plenty of sugar gets coated on the top of the cookie and little or none is on the cookie sheet. Makes perfectly round cookies very uniform in size. Never like a sugar cookie before but when looking through the Southern Living Cookbook, the ingredients of oil, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar interested me. I was not disappointed and neither are family or friends that I bake for. Enjoy. the added nutmeg makes them over-the-top!

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morgan_dl_12607592 December 09, 2011

I'm not a big sugar cookie fan either, but I just loved these! They have such a light sweetness about them, and light texture. I originally made them in order to use up some frosting in my fridge, BUT they were so good, I didn't even bother eating them with frosting, heh.

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Heidi T. August 17, 2011

I love the delicate taste of these

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hedgehogsdelima May 07, 2010

These cookies were JUST what I was looking for. They came out so light and delicious and did great with frosting. Thank you!

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Infinite Chef February 15, 2010

I LOVE these cookies!! Fabulous flavor and texture. I made them with Earth Balance buttery spread as I have lactose sensitivites and butter is too rich. I halved the recipe, added a splash of almond extract, and coated cookies in sparkling sugar before popping them into the oven. Next batch, I'll dip half cookie in chocolate, other half, apricot glaze. Thank you for this great recipe. Baking time was just right.

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zeezmom January 11, 2010

I dont think that these tasted much like anything. The first batch I dipped in sugar. The rest of the batches I did make I rolled in sugar before baking and I also flattened them out a tad. Didnt finish baking the rest. I wished I only made half the batch and not wasted so much flour and time. I will look for another sugar cookie.

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OhioBuckeyes December 22, 2009

I just emailed my dad for this recipe today. My great grandma makes these cookies, and they are melt in your mouth good!! She calls them "darn good cookies." The only difference in her recipe is that she has 1 tsp of salt too. Can't wait to make them tomorrow!

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tpierick December 08, 2009

Superb! These are light, delicious, and elegant. Great base recipe that you can add many flavors or spices to. I added vanilla paste and orange zest. Simply wonderful result.

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TaterBug! :) December 08, 2009
Best Darn Sugar Cookies Ever