Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sugar Cookies

These are the cookies on which I was raised. Every Christmastime my mom would make batch upon batch which we kids would decorate using her cloth piping bags. At Valentines she would make us each a giant heart decorated fancy with our names written across (Mom is amazing with frosting!). I remember shamrock cookies and bunnies, stars and pumpkins. These cookies are happiness, joy and childhood wonder all in a single bite.

Mom's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

1/2 c. softened butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg

Then add:
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream

Stir together, then add:
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Roll & cut out.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for 6-8 mins.
The cookies should still be pale, but dry-looking.
Dough needs no refrigeration (that's the best part!).
Makes about 2 dozen cookies, depending on size.

They are so, so yummy.


Nancy said...

I have wonderful memories of Sugar Cookies, too. My sister and I made them for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

Thanks for sharing your recipe: mine doesn't contain sour cream, so I am anxious to try this recipe.

Cass said...

Sour cream? I'm IN!