Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies and a gift idea!

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Hi friends! I got this recipe from my Great Grandmother, who is 91 years old and still bakes them often with her 100+ grandkids! Crazy right?
Grandma's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Great Grandma’s Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter – softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
4+ cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla, eggs and water. Sift dry ingredients (add more flour to make a slightly sticky dough; add to mixture. Refrigerate for an hour or so for easier rolling. Roll and cut into shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Frost, decorate and store ASAP to keep them moist!
Get the printable version here.
That’s it! They’re SO easy and they are scrumptious!
 Keep in mind that baked goods, especially cookies, are an awesome Christmas gift! Use alphabet cookie cutters (found at Joann’s) and box them up for a cute, easy, yummy gift! How cute would they be with a mason jar full of Christmasy frosting?! My neighbors will be getting these this year for sure!
I sure hope you’ll give these a try. They are so delicious with your favorite frosting or dipped in milk! YUM!

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    Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com
    November 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks for hosting!!! XO, Aimee

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    December 1, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Your Joy cookies look so cute all stacked up!

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    Our Pinteresting Family
    December 1, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I love those JOY cookies. They are adorable. 🙂

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    Lisa Crunkhorn
    December 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    These cookies look divine and so perfectly baked too. I especially like the JOY ones too. Will have to give this recipe a try, they look fantastic.

    If you don’t mind, I’d love if you would stop by and share these and any other dessert creations on Sugar & Slice Sunday weekly link party.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    Angela @ Cottage Magpie
    December 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, those look soooo good! I’m saving the link right now so I can try them later.

    Oh yes, and by the way, we have a Christmas Recipes linky party happening right now. I hope you’ll come join us!


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    jaime ♥ raising up rubies
    December 9, 2012 at 3:01 am

    these look so yummy!! thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

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