Grandma’s Cutout Cookies

These are the cookies my grandmother always made for us when we were growing up. They are simple and delicious, and they always bring back memories of her kitchen.


  • 1 cup softened butter, 2 cups granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 cup full-fat sour cream, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon salt, 5 cups all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs, sour milk, and vanilla extract to the mixture and mix well.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Slowly add this to the wet ingredients while mixing until everything is well combined.

5. Gradually add 5 cups of flour to the dough, mixing until it becomes too difficult to stir by hand (at this point you may need to use your hands to knead in the last of the flour). If the dough is too sticky, add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

6. Place dough in a covered container or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out (this step is important or else the cookies will spread too much when baking).


Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg
  • Sodium: 310 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Protein: 3 g
Grandma's Cutout Cookies
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