Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My favorite sugar cookies

by melissa
(Similar to Brenda’s recipe)

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 ½ c. flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar and then add eggs one at a time and mix until fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and sift into creamed mixture. Mix until well blended. Split dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 5 hours. Preheat oven to 350° Roll out on lightly floured surface. You may want to lightly flour the top of the dough before rolling. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter and place on a cookie sheet. Watch carefully while cooking. Usually they bake in about 11-13 minutes. Adjust time if needed.

Fluffy Frosting

½ c. margarine softened (Blue Bonnet is best and don’t sub butter)
½ c. Crisco (not the buttered flavored & Crisco is the best0
Beat the above ingredients until very creamy; then add:
4 ½ c. powdered sugar
5-7 Tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
Beat together until creamy. If chocolate frosting is desired then add 3-6 Tbs cocoa and then a tad bit more milk if necessary.

These are the recipes from the cookies I took to Boise for the Deker’s blessing if any of you were there and liked them.

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