Big Soft Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by Old widow

This is a recipe I found in an old church cookbook of my mother's. I don't remember her ever making them. I changed them a bit by sprinkling them with coarse colored sugars and putting a candied cherry in the center before baking. (The original recipe called for a raisin in the center and no sugar) I now make these every Christmas, I do not recommend freezing them and they do not hold longer than a few days in the container, they dry out fast. (Don't worry though, if you have enough mouths to feed they won't last long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and sour cream together.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  3. Fold dry ingredient mixture into butter mixture.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  5. Sprinkle with colored sugars and press 1 candied cherry into center of each cookie.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees until very light brown and no longer wet looking.

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