Sour Cream Sugar Cookies & Buttercream Frosting

Monday, March 16, 2009
Tadd said these cookies were AWESOME! They killed his first day of no junk food. Oh well, there is always tomorrow! I thought they were really, really good as well. I would make these again. My dough was too soft to roll out and cut shapes. I just rolled the dough into balls and flattened them with the bottom of a glass. I made the frosting green in honor of St. Patrick's Day tomorrow!

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

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

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

Jack couldn't stay awake long enough to try the cookies.....

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