Sunday, April 15, 2012


Grandma May's Sugar Cookies ~
I am about to share a family recipe that has been passed down from generations. My mother still makes them for special guests and friends. This isn't just any sugar cookie recipe. These are moist, delicious, and the things that candy land dreams are made of! TODAY.....I'm going to share Grandma May's Sugar Cookie Recipe with you!
Party Guest List for the Grandma May's Sugar Cookie Dough

Grandma May's Sugar Cookie Recipe

(Mom actually cooks them at 370)

Cream Butter & Sugar.
Look at this old school mixer. It's a mixing beast!
Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
Mix all your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
(except the the baking soda)
Use 5 cups flour. You can add in more when rolling them out if needed

In another fun bowl, mix the sour cream and baking soda
Looks like a fun science experiment when you get it mixed :)

Add in lemon extract
(not gonna lie...I don't think I've ever seen the lemon peel used in the recipe)
Add dry ingredients a little bit at a time,
alternating with sour cream concoction until it is all added in.

Time to crack out the ol' rolling pin!Roll out to about a 1/4 inch thickness
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Mom uses a classic ribbed circle here.
(I don't love the ribbed cookie cutters because they are harder to clean)

Roll out to about a 1/4 inch thickness

Now you have 2 choices: Throw them in the oven to cook at 370-375
and add frosting after they are cooled
Add sprinkles right now.
We did a set of each.

Pictured below are naked sugar cookies, out of the oven and on the cooling rack.
These are a little under done. Mom remarked that you don't want wrinkles. When cooked to perfection, they are beautifully smooth on the top.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Contributed by my beautiful mother, Nancy
Frosty Party Guest List:

1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cube butter
1/2 cube cream cheese
4-5 cups of powdered sugar (usually we just wing it)
Drizzle in just enough milk to give it a good spreading consistency
Drop or 2 of your desired food coloring.
Mom usually makes PINK :)Mix away with your other mixing attachment that you've been dying to use!

Frost and enjoy your creations!

Thank you so much for traveling the gypsy trail with me today!

Hope you & your family enjoy Grandma May's Sugar Cookies as much as we do!

Happy Trails,


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P.S. Here are some other recipes you might enjoy:

  1. Sour Cream Apple Pie ~
  2. If the Chuck Wagon's Rockin ~ My Shepard's Pie ~
  3. Uncle Jim's Famous Beer Batter Bread ~
  4. Cowboy Approved Sandwiches ~
  5. Best Brownies in the World ~
  6. Cheesy Card Game Chip Dip ~
  7. Yummy Potatoes ~
  8. Snicker Doodle Salad ~
  9. Wild West Lasagna ~
  10. Just for You Sweet Pea ~ Sugar Snap Pea Appetizer:
  11. Treat Your Taste Buds - Tomato Salad:
  12. Bucking B.L.T.omato Salad Sandwich:
  13. Bronc Rider to Breakfast- Ham & Cheese Crossiant:
  14. Fill Your Feed Bunk - Homemade Pizza:
  15. Sow Your Wild Oats ~ No Bake Cookies:
  16. Cause a Commotion~ Creamy Tomato Soup:
  17. IDAHO COWBOY~Homemade Potato Soup:


  1. These look wonderful! I will have to give them a whirl! Thanks for sharing your family recipe!

  2. Elizabeth, They are my favorite sugar cookie!
    Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. Hope you love the recipe! ~ Happy Trails, Mindy

  3. These look good!!
    I have the same canisters.

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    They are my favorite sugar cookies ever! You'll have to let me know how you like them. Thanks so much for dropping by and saying hello. ~ Mindy