Nana’s Old-fashioned Sugar Cookie Recipe Tastes Like the Holidays by Ann Marie Patitucci

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4 months ago

Nana’s Old-fashioned Sugar Cookie Recipe Tastes Like the Holidays

For me, there are certain foods and desserts that just taste like the holidays. A great example of this is my mother-in-law Pam’s sugar cookie cut-outs recipe. I’m not sure I even liked sugar cookies all that much until I tried hers, but these I love. They’re easily one of my top three favorite cookie recipes. And the recipe is so easy! I’m sharing it here with you so that you can experience this taste of the holidays, too.

To make these classic sugar cookies you will need butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, salt and baking soda. That's it! Nothing fancy unless you want to frost them with a buttercream icing. (That's easy, too.)

Serve these festive sugar cookies for dessert, add them to your holiday cookie trays or pack them up in cookie tins for delicious holiday food gifts. 

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Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 24 hours to chill 
Cooking Time: 8 to 10 minutes per cookie tray 
Total Time: 13 to 15 minutes plus 24 hours to chill 
Servings: 70 (makes approximately 7 to 10 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutter)


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Recipe Notes

  • Store the cookies in airtight containers to keep them fresher longer.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all ingredients in a large bowl, following the order above.
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine ingredients.
  3. Divide the mixture into five or six “mounds” and wrap each in wax paper. Chill for at least 24 hours.
  4. Lay down wax paper and roll out each mound. Use the cookie cutter of your choice to make the individual cookie shapes. Put on baking sheets.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 110

Total Fat: 5.6g

Saturated Fat: 3.4g

Cholesterol: 22mg

Sodium: 787mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 5.4g

Protein: 1.3g

Vitamin D: 1mcg

Calcium: 4mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 19mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So easy! So festive! So fun! So delish! Thank you for sharing. You've inspired my holiday spirit, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
Ann Marie Patitucci
I'm so glad! These cookies really are very special!
It’s just not the holidays without these special cookies 🍪🎄
Ann Marie Patitucci
Gregg Halstead : Your mama's cookie recipe is archived here forever and ever. xoxo

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