Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sugar Cookie Delight

Deliciousness is:
I found this great recipe here, but made a couple changes:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (fat free was okay to use)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting, sprinkles, colored sugar, decorations

Beat together butter and sugar. Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Dip cookie cutters in flour then cut dough into desired shapes. Place cookies 1-inch apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes (cookie will be a very light tan on bottom - tops will still be pale). Remove to wire cooling rack. Frost when cooled.

Butter Cream Icing:
  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature (I used Country Crock light margarine and it worked pretty good)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • gel or paste food coloring

Beat together, adding more milk or powdered sugar to desired consistency.


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