Tuesday Tasties: Sugar Cookies

So, since it’s getting close to Christmas, I’m going to do another cookie recipe. If you missed my last cookie recipe, check it out here! This sugar cookie recipe has been in my family for years, and my mother’s best friend gave our family this frosting recipe a long time ago – I’ve been using the two recipes together for as long as I can remember, because these are the best sugar cookies I’ve ever had! On to the recipe 🙂

Cookies:

  • 3 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. sour cream

Sift (or whisk) dry ingredients together. Set aside. Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg, and sour cream. Beat until fluffy and well mixed. Add dry ingredients. Roll cookies on a floured board and cut them with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.

Frosting:

  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • Drizzle of milk

Beat together in a mixer, add milk until it reaches desired consistency. OPTIONAL: Add food coloring for colored frosting.

Frost these cookies generously, then add sprinkles and eat! 🙂 These are the best sugar cookies I’ve ever had. They’re nice and soft, easy to make, and delicious! I personally don’t like hard sugar cookies, so these are wonderful.

What’s your favorite sugar cookie recipe? What cookies do you make for Christmas? Did you try this recipe? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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