Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Best Sugar Cookies

These cookies are perfect for holiday decorating! You can't taste the sour cream at all (I was worried about that initially). This is my new favorite recipe for sugar cookies.


1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. dairy sour cream
3-1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Combine first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl and beat 2 minutes. In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt, then add to the other ingredients in mixing bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for at least one hour. Roll out 1/4" to 1/2" thick and cut with cookie cutters as desired. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and leave on baking sheet 2 minutes before moving them to cool on a wire rack.

3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. butter, softened
1-1/2 t. vanilla
1-2 T. milk

Mix together powdered sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. Continue to add milk until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Color as desired for decorating.

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