Grandma Gertie's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

BakerNurse June 16, 2008

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