Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Prep Time


Cook Time

8 minutes



Sugar Cookies Recipe – Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe to use for regular cookies or to cut out and decorate with your favorite child!

This recipe is part of The Food Channel’s Virtual Cookie Exchange.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (reserve egg white)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  • 1 Sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and nutmeg and set aside.
  • 2 Cream shortening and add sugar gradually. Add egg and egg yolk to creamed mixture and beat until fluffy.
  • 3 Combine sour cream, vanilla and lemon extract. Add to creamed mixture. Add dry ingredients that had been set aside. Chill for 1/2 hour.
  • 4 Roll out onto slightly floured board. Cut with cookie cutter. Brush with unbeaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  • 5 Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes (depending on thickness of cookies). May cool and ice with decorative frosting.


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