Monday, December 10, 2007

Thick Sugar Cookies

This recipe comes from my good friend Debbie who introduced me to these delicious cookies one Christmas when we did our goodie plates together. They are thick and soft - perfect! They are our family favorites for frosting/decorating for holidays. I usually half this recipe if just making them for our family.

-Debbie Palmer/ New Era

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. baking powder
4 ½ c. flour
½ tsp. salt

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and add slowly to butter and sugar mixture. Mix well after each time you add flour to butter mixture. Refrigerate until very cold. Roll out on floured surface and cut thick cookies. Bake at 350ยบ for 7-9 minutes. Cookies should be light golden brown on edges when done.

Vanilla Butter Frosting
Enough to frost about 3 doz. medium-sized cookies (1/2 the cookie recipe)

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbsp. milk

Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth.

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