An All American favorite.

These were my favorite sugar cookies growing up.  I don’t like the flat, doughy flavor of most sugar cookies.  These cookies have a cake-like texture, and the hint of nutmeg reminds me of donuts…which I haven’t eaten in years! Rolling and cutting these into festive shapes makes these a sure family favorite. Try a variety of cookie cutters and sprinkles to change it up.  Read the recipe.

Cake-like Sugar Cookies

2 eggs

2 c. sugar

1 c. vegetable shortening

1 heaping teaspoon of nutmeg

1 t. salt

2 round teaspoons baking powder

1 level teaspoon of baking soda

1 c. sour milk (1 tsp. lemon juice in measuring cup, then add milk to fill measuring cup)

6 c. flour


Combine all ingredients and roll out to about 1/4″ thick (they will puff up). Cut into shapes, place on cookie sheet, and sprinkle with colored sugars or other sprinkle candy. Bake at 375° until very  lightly browned on bottom.