Thursday, August 29, 2013

Favorite soft sugar cookies

I made these cookies star shaped for our back-to-school, all-star, grandchildren!

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies - from
(I added a little almond extract)

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies I
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Submitted By: Janel Deppe
Photo By: justamom
Servings: 30
"Soft sugar cookies =)"
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1.Cream together 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs. Add sour cream.
2.Mix together 5 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to the egg-sugar mixture.
3.Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
4.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
5.Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 10 - 12 minutes.
6.To Make Frosting: In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat together the softened cream cheese and evaporated milk until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon salt and confectioners' sugar. Beat until well blended. Color as desired and frost cooled cookies.

Sugar Cookie Icing - also from
(I made the icing thicker and spread it on the cookies)

Sugar Cookie Icing
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Submitted By: JBS BOX
Photo By: HappyHousewife
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12
"Sugar cookie icing is a quick and easy recipe using ingredients you most likely already have on hand."
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
assorted food coloring
1.In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
2.Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.

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