Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

I got this recipe from my friend Jackie's mother's cook book and it is by far my favorite cookie recipe ever. I've always loved sugar cookies, but this recipe won me over with it's classic, creamy taste. I also love this recipe because it's just so much fun to make with family and friends. and the perfect project to do with children. The last time I used this recipe, I stayed up all night baking the cookies with my husband who doesn't cook or bake whatsoever, but just wanted to have some fun baking with me. :) I'm so excited for you all to try this one!


-1 cup margarine
-1 and 1/2 cups sugar
-2 eggs
-1 cup sour cream
-1 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. baking powder
-5 cups flour

*Mix butter and sugar together using hand mixer (or by hand).
*Beat eggs and add to butter and sugar mixture.
*Mix in sour cream and additional ingredients (except flour).
*Mix in flour.

*For best results, chill overnight (although you don't have to).

*Preheat oven to 375°
*Cover rolling surface with flour.
*Roll out dough using a rolling pin (Cover rolling pin in flour every now and then to prevent sticking.)
*Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutters.
*Grease baking tray using baking spray or butter.
*Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, depending size of the cookies and your particular oven.

*Decorate with colored sugar or by dipping top of cookies in melted icing, then covering with sprinkles.