Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

{Recipe & Pic from} The Sister's dish
Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

1 cup shortening(I use Crisco)
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
4 1/2 - 5 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/2 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder

Directions: Mix first 5 ingredients together. Stir 4 1/2 cups flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Add additional 1/2 cup flour if needed. Works best if you refrigerate the dough for one hour. Roll, cut and bake cookies at 400 degrees until just barely light golden brown on the bottom, ~10 minutes. After cookies have cooled, frost and decorate.

Butter Cream Frosting
2 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 cube), melted
2 t. vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 t. salt
food coloring, if desired

Directions: Beat all ingredients together until smooth. This frosting is great on sugar cookies and also great on cinnamon rolls.

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