Grandma June’s Homemade Sugar Cookies

Ginny's TeamAuthorGinny's TeamCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Who doesn't have a fond memory of a dish or treat their mother or grandmother always made? Family recipes are a way to carry traditions and memories on throughout the years. Celebrating special moments with family and friends over a cherished family recipe is what makes those memories last. Laura, the Ginny's Team Customer Service Liaison, shared a very special family recipe with us for our spring catalog! Enjoy!

Yields24 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time22 mins
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup shortening
 2 cups sugar
 2 eggs
 5 cups flour (divided)
 1 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 cup milk (mixed with 2 t. vinegar)
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 tsp lemon extract
1

Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs.

2

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and baking powder.

3

Mix 2 cups of the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar. Add a little bit of the milk and vinegar mixture and a little bit of the remaining flour mixture to the batter, in batches, until ingredients are combined. Stir in vanilla and lemon extract. (it's okay if the dough is sticky.)

4

Cover and chill in the fridge for 24 hours.

5

Preheat oven to 375° F. Flour counter and dough. Roll flour out to a 1/4" thickness. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut out cookies (using a glass or cutter) and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 7 minutes. Do not let them brown. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup shortening
 2 cups sugar
 2 eggs
 5 cups flour (divided)
 1 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 cup milk (mixed with 2 t. vinegar)
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 tsp lemon extract

Directions

1

Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs.

2

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and baking powder.

3

Mix 2 cups of the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar. Add a little bit of the milk and vinegar mixture and a little bit of the remaining flour mixture to the batter, in batches, until ingredients are combined. Stir in vanilla and lemon extract. (it's okay if the dough is sticky.)

4

Cover and chill in the fridge for 24 hours.

5

Preheat oven to 375° F. Flour counter and dough. Roll flour out to a 1/4" thickness. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut out cookies (using a glass or cutter) and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 7 minutes. Do not let them brown. Enjoy!

Grandma June’s Homemade Sugar Cookies

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