It seems a little Scrooge-y and Grinch-like to skip out on a classic old fashioned sugar cookie during the Holiday season.

Enter Grandma Schmitt’s (Bob and Ed’s mother) infamous sugar cookie recipe!  She was a very talented woman in the kitchen, but this recipe might just be her best. It is something our family will cherish for generations to come and hopefully you will too.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour (+ a little additional for rolling)
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Granulated sugar for sprinkling


  • Cream together the sugar and butter and then mix with beater.  Add 1 t. of vanilla and 2 beaten eggs – beat with beater again.
  • Measure 4 cups flour before sifting.  Add 1 t. baking powder and 1 t. baking soda into flour mixture.
  • Measure 3/4 cup sour cream.  Add alternately with flour mixture and butter mixture.  Beat after each addition with spoon.
  • Add enough sifted flour to make stiff batter that will be easy to roll out.  It may take as much as 1 cup of additional flour.
  • Chill dough for several hours, until easy to handle.
  • Roll out on floured board, sprinkle with granulated sugar, cut out in desired shapes.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for a few minutes and take off of cookie sheet to cool.
  • Then EAT & EAT & EAT!