Monday, December 28, 2009

Momma's Soft Sugar Cookies

This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe for cutting out shapes with cookie cutters. It makes a really nice dough and is fun to do with the kids.

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room teperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream

Into a bowl, sift together the sifted flour, baking soda and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and half of the sifted dry ingredients; beat 1 minute.

Stir in remaining dry ingredietns with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half and roll each portion out on a lightly flour surface to 1/4" thick. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake or they will not be soft, which is the best part. Store soft sugar cookies in an airtight container.
My boys added red and green sprinkles for Christmas! But I use this recipe for all seasons. They are great for Easter or Halloween cookies too.

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  1. I bet the sour cream makes these cookies tender. Yum!

  2. Ohhhh yummy! What a yummy recipe love how they are all puffy and yummy looking :)

  3. Look like the cookies we made at my sister in laws house. They were yummy. Happy New Year and thanks for linking to TMTT.

  4. These sound delish! I love sugar cookies!

  5. Anything that involves the kids or grandkids is high on my list, to be sure!

  6. I LOVE soft sugar cookies! Yum...
    I'm having a little New Years Give away too... stop by and enter if you get a chance...
    ~Really Rainey~

  7. I wish I had those cookies now--how delicious they'd be with coffee, hot tea, or a cold glass of milk. They look scrumptious! Have a happy New Year!

  8. Yummy recipe. I love sugar cookies! I can never eat just one... or two.
    Thanks for visiting. I did go to your freezer challenge post and your ideas were wonderful. Very lovely idea to give food that you no longer like, etc. to a food bank. We have one at church, and I'll take some things over this week. Also loved the advise about having a bigger grocery bill when restocking. Good to think of now!
    Thank you so much. I would like to mention these tips from you in next weeks blog.
    I'm glad I found you!


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