Monthly Archives: December 2018
Posted by kayteekate
Most of us love sugar cookies. Me included… I am particularly fond of soft cookies.
What is the secret to soft sugar cookies??? Normally I would say lard… but in this case it is actually sour cream. (okay- maybe a combination of the two)
These are made with my Grammy M’s recipe. *note* I make a very simple frosting that is so much faster and easier than making a traditional Royal Icing (in case you were wondering, yes, it’s the very same as the Hog Heaven Sugar Cookies I was selling in Buffalo Gals Mercantile)
1 1/2 C Butter (or 3/4 lard (or Crisco) & 3/4 margarine) 1 1/2 C Sugar 3 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla (or Almond/lemon or whatever else sounds good at the time) 4 1/2 C Flour 4 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Salt A heaping spoonful of Sour Cream
~Cream well butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat in eggs. Beat in vanilla and sour cream. Add in baking powder and salt, mix well. Add in flour 1 cp at a time. ** mixture will be very soft!** Refrigerate for about an hour. Roll and cut into desired shapes. (a 1/4″ or more is perfect.
Bake at 350 on parchment lined cookie sheets about 7-8 minutes. The bottoms will be just turning color and they will be soft to touch. Let cool a couple minutes, remove to rack to finish cooling.
Frosting- I cheat- I simply mix powdered sugar with a smidge of milk and then add in Karo. ***For this many cookies, 2 c powdered sugar, about 1/4 +/- c milk and 1 TBS Karo ought to do the job.*** It should be pretty thick. *Super easy to color with liquid or gel coloring. **Super easy to ‘paint’ on with cheap paintbrush If you want a real Royal Icing check it out here.
***NOTES*** Bear with me- these notes are geared towards my kiddo’s!
*Yes. Mom cheats and does not mix the dry goods together first.. I just do it all in the one bowl. *NO– you do NOT have to sift the dry goods.. You can, but I have not noticed a difference. *Eggs– If you have fresh eggs from the farm, “3” is open to interpretation.. usually moms eggs are smaller than ‘jumbo’ store bought, in which case use 4. *Rolling them out- Don’t forget to flour the counter when rolling! (keeps it from sticking. if you don’t have a rolling pin, don’t worry.. I know you have at least a beer bottle or something similar. **No cookie cutter? Use a glass or whatever you have handy.