Sunday, July 8, 2012

Favorite Sugar Cookies


1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

3 tablespoons sour cream

1/2 teaspoon almond or lemon extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 1/4 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, almond or leamon extract and vanilla and mix well. Add soda, salt and flour and mix on low just until combined. Roll dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. (these cookies don't brown.) cook on racks, then frost and decorate!

Favorite Frosting:

1/3 cup butter, softened but not melted

4 cups powdered sugar (about half of a 2 pound bag)

1/4 cup milk (or more)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

pinch of salt

In mixing bowl, beat butter slowly with powdered sugar. Add milk and continue to beat. Add vanilla, almond extract and salt. If needed, add more milk to make frosting spreading consistency. Color with food coloring if desired.

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