Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Simple Sugar Cookies

Note:   Are you going to make sugar cookies for Easter?    I plan to try to make some with the boys in the next little while.    There are a ton of sugar cookie recipes out there.   I have lots and fluctuate between which one I like the best.     This one is very simple and makes big, fluffy cookies which is what we want for the flowers we will be cutting out.

Simple Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 C. Sugar
1 C Melted Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 C. Sour Cream
5 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder

In one bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy.   Add vanilla and eggs (one at a time).   Then add sour cream and mix until creamy.      In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients.     Add dry ingredients gradually to the wet ingredients.     

Form your dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.    Put into the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Make a mixture of 2 parts flour and 1 part sugar.      Dust your surface with this mixture and then roll your cookie dough out on it.     Don't roll to thin!

Cut out with cookie cutters and place on parchment paper (my newest LOVE!) or on greased cookie sheets.

 Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.     You don't want them to get brown.    Just firm to the touch.   Always remember that cookies continue to bake on the cookie sheet after you remove them from the oven.     

Eat plain or frost!

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

No, not making any. Still on the yucky diet and I don't like splenda enough to cook with it.

They sound delish though!