Grandma Gertie's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 24mins
Recipe by QueenJellyBean

My grandma used to make these. She made huge cookies and we used to get so excited when we knew she was making cookies! These have been a favorite for years. The sour cream makes the cookies soft and the extra extract makes them stand out from "regular" sugar cookies. Sometimes I substitute lemon extract for the almond extract.

Top Review by BakerNurse

Big, soft, flavorful sugar cookie - perfect for kids and adults alike. I did use the lemon extract instead of the almond - think I'll try orange extract next time. Thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening, sugar and salt.
  2. Add eggs and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add sour cream,soda, almond extract and vanilla - mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in the flour 1 to 2 cups at a time.
  5. Round into balls, roll in sugar and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes until edges are a light golden brown.
  7. It will make 4-8 dozen depending on the size of cookie you make. You can sprinkle decorating sugars on top for a decorated touch.

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