Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Trick or Treat, Give Me Mom's Old Fashion Cookies to Eat!

Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies have been handed down from mother to daughter and credit the origin to the Protestant settlers in the Nazareth colony of Pennsylvania in the 1700s. They baked their cookies in the shape of a keystone, the state’s symbol.

Ways to Make Sugar Cookies

Today we are going to use this recipe and make them into any shape you want. They are perfect for Easter, Independents Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. We are using a few different shapes of cookie cutters and three types of toppings, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, and colored frosting for this presentation.

How to Store Sugar Cookies

You should always store sugar cookies at room temperature in a cool, dry area of your kitchen; any additional humidity may change their texture, particularly with frosted sugar cookies. These homemade sugar cookies have a shelf life of about 3 days before they go stale.

People have been making sugar cookies for thousands of years but this recipe has its roots in the 1700s. The early settlers of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley developed an early version of this recipe that is still being used today. We have some advantages today that the early settlers did not, refrigeration and electric mixers for starters.

Mom's Old Fashion Sugar Cookies
Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies
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The Borough of Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Nazareth is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is in Northampton County and is part of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region.

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The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County is America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old “Plain” lifestyle. Arriving in Amish Country allows you to step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature.

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Visitors will enjoy its tree-lined streets and interesting buildings, the grand homes set on sloping lawns, and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including hunting, fishing, and skiing on Blue Mountain in the winter.

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How to Make This Recipe for Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

You just need eight ingredients, a hand mixer, a cookie sheet, and 24 minutes to make these delicious treats. Have fun decorating the cookies with your children, let them get artistic. Like always, take precautions with children around the mixer and hot stove.

What You Will Need to Make Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Gather your equipment and ingredients and lay them to begin. The number of cookies you will get from a batch will depend on the size of your cookie cutter.

Ingredients for Mom's Old Fashion Sugar Cookies
Ingredients for Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Equipment

  • Electric Mixer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Spatula
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough

How to Bake Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Time needed: 2 hours and 24 minutes

How to Bake Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

  1. Sift the Dry Ingredients

    Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.

  2. Mix the Butter and Sugar

    In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light in color.

  3. Combine the Egg and Milk

    Add the egg and milk and beat to combine.

  4. Add the Flour Mixture

    At low speed, gradually add flour and beat until the mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.

  5. Refrigerate the Dough

    Divide the dough in half, wrap it in waxed paper, and refrigerate it for 2 hours.

  6. Preheat the Oven

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  7. Roll Out the Dough

    Sprinkle the surface where you will roll out the dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator at a time, sprinkle a rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thick.

  8. Cut the Cookies

    Cut into the desired shape, and place at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat.

  9. Bake the Cookies

    Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet for 4 minutes. Cookies are done when they begin to turn brown around the edges.

  10. Cool the Cookies

    Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes after removing them from the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  11. Serve the Cookies

    Serve as is or decorate with icing as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

These cookies are best with a tall glass of milk when they have cooled and are fresh-baked but they will last up to one week in an air-tight container. At 101 calories per cookie, not counting the frosting, they are not the most healthy snack in the pantry but they are tasty and fun.

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Mom's Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Mom’s Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
Sugar Cookies can be made for any time of the year, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanks Giving, and Christmas. They all use the same ingredients just pick a cookie cutter to fit the season you are celebrating.

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 24 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 servings
Calories 106 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
    3 cups all-purpose flour, ¾ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt
  • In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light in color.
    1 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup white sugar
  • Add the egg and milk and beat to combine.
    1 egg, 1 tbsp milk
  • At low speed, gradually add flour and beat until the mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  • Divide the dough in half, wrap it in waxed paper, and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator at a time, sprinkle a rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick.
    confectioners’ sugar
  • Cut into the desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet in 4 minutes. Cookies are done when they begin to turn brown around the edges.
  • Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes after removing them from the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Serve as is or decorate with icing as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 1.3gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 5.6gCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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