Monday, February 8, 2010

THE Sugar Cookies

Ok, you know at the grocery store how they have those sugar cookies with the BRIGHT frosting--the ones that have a different color for each holiday...and they look weird and kind of disgusting but then you take a bite and you're soooo happy and a little hooked and before you know it the box is gone?


Well, here's the homemade version! They're so yummy!

Blend together until smooth:

1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup melted Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla...OR Lemon Extract...OR Almond Extract
2 eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream

Combined in separate bowl:

5 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined.

Make a ball out of the dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge 2-3 hours or until firm. Once dough is firm roll out a portion of the dough onto a floured surface. You want the dough thick. Cut with cookie cutters and place on greases cookie sheet.

Back at 375 for 10-12 min. You don't want them golden brown. They will be the same shade as the uncooked dough.

To make the perfect glossy and smooth frosting simply warm in your Microwave a can of Frosting for about 20 seconds or until smooth and drippy. Dip your cooled cookies face down into the frosting and let the excess frosting drip off. Add Sprinkles right away so they can stick well. When the frosting cools it dries smooth!

I got this recipe from my friend Taryn's Shared Items on google reader, I'll find the source and update soon!

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

We just made these and they are excellent! Thanks Jane!