FAVORITE Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies never get old for me.  And in my opinion, there are a lot of really great recipes out there that make soft sugar cookies with rich butter-cream frosting. I love those kind!  They are a favorite this time of year and I love to see how many different ways people make their own beloved recipe.  So I thought it’s high time that I share my beloved recipe with you as well, because it’s different than those and they’re so much fun.

I got this recipe from a friend in my old neighborhood named Allyson Cameron.  I will forever remember the day she dropped off a few of these, sweetly packaged in a white box and gorgeous ribbon as a little thank you gift. *SWOON*  I was in sugar cookie heaven!  They’re the perfect combination of softness and sweet, yet they’re peculiarly sophisticated in their own little way.  They look gorgeous imperfectly iced, which for me, is a good thing! I love gifting these this time of year and hope you will love sharing them too!  {BIG THANKS to Allyson for letting me share this recipe with you!}

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FAVORITE Sugar Cookies
 

Ingredients
  • COOKIES:
  • 1½ C. White Sugar
  • 1 C. Sour Cream
  • 1 C. Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4½ Cups Flour
  • ICING:
  • ½ C. Butter
  • ⅓ C. Milk
  • 2-3 Drops Food Coloring
  • 3½ C. Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. Almond Extract

Instructions
  1. COOKIES:
  2. Mix sugar, butter and egg until smooth. Add soda, salt, vanilla, sour cream and flour. Mix until dough pulls from side of mixing bowl. (Some extra flour may be needed.) Divide dough into two parts and roll ¼ ” thick between two sheets of wax paper. Chill overnight or speed process by putting in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Cut into preferred shapes and place onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 for 5-6 minutes. Do not overcook.
  3. ICING:
  4. Bring Butter and milk to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, food coloring and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth or use a wire whisk. I love using my emulsion blender to make it smooth. Then use the back of a spoon to pour the frosting on top of each cookie and spread the icing to the edges. Let set up and then enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “FAVORITE Sugar Cookies

  1. I remember trying the BEST sugar cookies ever last year at this time. Finally got the recipe and made them tonight. Then I see this post and the cookie recipe is almost the same,frosting is different. Anyway, I’m sure these are the best sugar cookies, too! ;o) I LOVE soft cookies and hate hard, crunchy of any kind…especially how traditional sugar cookies seem to be. I would never say I love sugar cookies until Amie gave me the recipe.

    • It sounds like Amie’s recipe is amazing! That’s what she says too! I don’t remember trying them so I will have to sometime! There are a lot of great recipes out there but this one happens to be my favorite for now.

  2. I half jokingly asked Hal if he would make these for me and he jumped up and got mixing. They are AMAZING! I can’t stop eating them. Thanks for sharing!

    • Haha! I love it, Terrie! And I love that Hal of yours. What a guy! So glad you love them! xoxo

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