Monday, October 8, 2012

My Favorite Recipes: Soft Sugar Cookies

You know those long hours of waiting until the sun goes down on certain holidays... Halloween, Christmas Eve? The kids are going nuts with excitement and you've used up every good idea you had earlier in the month. That's when I like to break out this recipe for these super soft and delicious sugar cookies. They take awhile to make, well at least they don't come from a box, and the kids can take their time decorating them. It eats up a couple hours from start to finish in our home. And they taste so very good. They turn out a lot like those Lofthouse sugar cookies we love so much! There is a reason I save this special recipe for holidays, I eat way to many!
Soft Sugar Cookies
1 Cup Butter or Margarine, room temperature
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Sour Cream
3 eggs
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla or Almond Extract
6-7 Cups Flour
Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix. Add the eggs, mix. Add the baking soda and flavoring and mix. Add the flour two cups at a time, mixing after each addition. It is best to refrigerate the dough before cutting.
Roll out on a lightly floured board. Keep the dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and put on a paper-covered cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake! Do not let them get browned! Cool and then frost and decorate.
Thank you Grandma Franson for this yummy recipe and the family traditions!