Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

This yummy cookie recipe came from my friend Eliza in Utah.  The frosting is wonderful.

Elizas cookies

  • 1 stick butter, softened (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cream butter (softened) and sugar together.  Add egg, vanilla and sour cream.  Only blend until cream.  Do NOT overmix or cookies will be hard.

Add baking soda, flour and salt.

Roll dough 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness on waxed paper.  Coat rolling pin with flour.  (I use powdered sugar for sugar cookies).  Dough may be sticky.

Cut cookies with cutter or Pam spray lid if you don’t have cutter.  Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7 minutes for a soft cookie.  Bake 8-9 minutes for a crunchy cookie.

Delicious Sugar Cookie Frosting: (Half this recipe for the cookie recipe above).

  • 1 8-oz package softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter, vanilla and cream cheese with a beater.  Add powdered sugar slowly.  Mix until smooth and creamy.  If dry, add 1 teaspoon milk.  Add food coloring as desired.

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