Grandma Davis’ Sugar Cookies

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Grandma Davis’ Sugar Cookies

Grandma Davis isn’t even my Grandma, but her sugar cookie recipe is the one I make every year.

You have heard me mention my friend, Tonja, before.  Grandma Davis is her Grandma.
These cookies are always SO GOOD.
If you like soft chewy frosted sugar cookie cut outs, these are for you!

I add a touch of almond extract to my store bought vanilla frosting

Grandma Davis’ Sugar Cookies

Santa will be SURE to leave you somethin’ Good!!

Grandma Davis’ Sugar Cookies on a cookies for santa plate
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Grandma Davis' Sugar Cookies

Grandma Davis' Sugar Cookies. The best sugar cookies around.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Additional Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 12 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar Cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 1/2 cup shortening or butter I usually use butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 2 t. salt


  • Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, combine. Add the flour, salt and baking soda, mix well, form into a ball, cover and chill over night.
  • Roll onto a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 7 minutes.
  • WATCH CLOSELY for them to be soft, you can’t let them brown.
  • Frost with powdered sugar icing.


Or… you can cheat like me. By plain classic white frosting in a can. Zap it in the microwave for a few seconds, and drizzle on your cookies.
The number of cookies can vary based on the size of the cutter you use.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 425mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g

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  1. Your decorating skills are fabulous. I really like that you use butter flavored crisco. I think it makes a difference.

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