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The Best Sugar Cookies Ever {two years later!}

We're going back in the archives today for my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. Although, to be fair, these cookies are good any time of the year... this past fall they were made for multiple Clemson football tailgates and for Halloween, too. Still delicious.

Either way, if you're looking for a sugar cookie recipe for Christmas this year, look no further. This is hands down the best one.

{enjoy this post & these pictures from two years ago!}

Best Sugar Cookies Ever
+ a ton of pictures {photo credits to my mom}
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 1/2 cup flour
1 scan teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/2 teaspoon baking soda*
*I accidentally put in a whole teaspoon of baking soda. It came out just fine.
Cream butter, Crisco, and sugar. Add egg, vinegar, flour, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Mix well. Roll into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Dip bottom of a small glass in sugar and press down on cookie dough balls. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes or until light brown on edges*
*We ended up cooking ours almost 12 minutes.
This recipe comes from an old school PLC cookbook
How old is the cookbook? At least 20 years old... back to when I didn't know how to properly spell "flour" or how to look on the page to find the correct spelling...

& enjoy my mom playing photographer!

{Yes, that is a Griswold Family Christmas shirt. I mean when else are you supposed to wear it, if not on Christmas Eve?}


This dough is also perfect for rolling out & cutting out shapes with a cookie cutter. You'll just need to have lots of extra flour on hand to keep the dough from sticking to the counter, rolling pin, and/or cookie cutters.


  1. I love the shirt! I'm supposed to make a batch of cookies for a cookie exchange TONIGHT, but because I'm lazy I'm limited to what is in my pantry. No Crisco this time, but next time I'm craving a sugar cookie I will try these!

  2. Yum these look amazing. I have to admit that I always buy the Pillsbury rolls of dough when I make sugar cookies, but I really want to try making some from scratch.

  3. i don't think i have ever had sugar cookies let alone made them.. i don't think i have ever used crisco. they look yummy and super fun!

  4. Those look super yummy! Making christmas cookies is a family tradition!


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