What do You Need to Make Sugar Cookies
A sugar cookie is a cookie with main ingredients such as sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda (depending on the type of sugar used).
Sugar cookies may be formed by hand or rolled and cut into shapes.
They are commonly decorated with additional sugar, icing, sprinkles, or a combination of these.
Decorative shapes and figures can be cut into the rolled-out dough using a cookie cutter.
In North America, sugar cookies are popular during the holidays of Christmas, Halloween, Arbor Day, Groundhog Day, and Hanukkah.
History of Sugar Cookie
The sugar cookie that is popular today was created in the 1700s by German Protestant settlers in the Nazareth colony of Pennsylvania.
The cookies were baked in the shape of the state’s symbol, a keystone.
These round, crumbly, buttery cookies came to be known as the Nazareth Cookie.
National Sugar Cookie Day
Each July 9th, National Sugar Cookie Day is celebrated.
Sugar Cookie Recipes
Below is a list of the Sugar Cookies that have been published on Vintage Recipe Project. As new recipes are added, we will update this page.
Front of the Amish Big White Soft Sugar Cookies recipe card with the notation that the recipe is from Marsia Adams and Cooking from Quilt Country.
Her name is actually Marcia and she is the author of a series of cookbooks.
Click here to view all of the Cooking from Quilt Country cookbooks (some are really cheap!).
Click here to view the full recipe for Holiday Sugar Cookies.
I love the handwriting on this recipe card, it looks like it was written with a fountain pen.
Front of the Sugar Cookies recipe card with a notation that the recipe is from Jean.
At this time I do not know who Jean is in relation to the previous recipe box owner.
The recipe card has aged and is dark, unfortunately, I do not have an idea of which decade it is from at this time.
There is a notation that the recipe was published in Better Homes & Gardens, September 1949 and that the recipe was submitted by Mrs. S. W. Huffman from Milan, Tennessee.
This recipe for White Sugar Cookies is from Vintage Recipe Box 001.