RECIPE: Grandma Jane’s Sugar Cookie Remix

Grandma Jane’s Sugar Cookie Remix

My entire family remembers the classic tradition started by my Grandma during the holidays. She would make dozens and dozens of these cookies during the holidays and sprinkle them with green and red colored sugar crystals. Each of her sons would get a couple of tins to “share” with their families. Although we all knew that meant that they would hide them so the little ones would not eat them all. They are dangerously addictive and absolutely jam packed with sugar and butter…and in my current state, a pregnant woman’s dream!

I hope you enjoy my remix of this treasured family recipe…with my very own buttercream frosting recipe!

Grandma Jane’s Sugar Cookies

Makes a dozen medium to large cookies
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
3 cups Flour
1 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream together room temperature butter and sugar using a mixer or a spatula. Add Vanilla extract and egg. In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Using a sifter, sift together ingredients slowly adding them into your wet ingredients, folding them in until dough is well mixed. Roll dough into a three inch wide log. Cut off 1/2 inch sections and roll them into a ball using your hands and pat down into small round patties. Place 1 inch apart on a non stick baking sheet & bake until slightly golden on top. Each oven varies so keep an eye out!

As for frosting, make sure the cookies are completely cooled off before adding frosting otherwise you will have a gooey mess.

PRO TIP: During the holidays add green or red colored sugar crystals on top of the frosting! 



Emily’s Buttercream Frosting

Makes frosting for a dozen medium to large sugar cookies
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
3 Tbsp of Milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract


Using room temperature butter, cream together all ingredients until well mixed. Refrigerate.




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