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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe - Mrs. Allen's Cookies

An old fashioned sugar cookie recipe handed down through generations. This makes a very soft cake like cookie that is perfect for dunking.  These have a nice rich flavor and are made with sour cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, good dunking cookie, scratch recipe, vanilla cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 12 servings
Calories 465 kcal


  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon fresh squeezed juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 eggs separated


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add sour cream, lemon juice, egg yolks, and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter. Mix well until it begins to form a ball.
  4. Beat egg whites until they begin to form stiff peaks. Slowly fold into the batter.
  5. Working in batches, take 1 cup of dough and dust with enough flour to be able to roll the dough on a floured surface to ⅓" thick.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter, cut into 2" rounds.
  7. Place on parchment paper about 2" apart. Place one raisin in the middle of each cookie.
  8. Bake for about 8-10 minutes at 350 F
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe - Mrs. Allen's Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.