Written by Contributing Writer, Sarah Farthing
This recipe came to me from a friend of a friend years ago at my request after tasting what I consider the perfect sugar cookie! I love that this recipe requires that you make ahead and refrigerate the dough for at least a few hours (or overnight) because it makes the cookie cutting/baking/decorating day all about the fun! You just pull out the dough, let it warm up a bit out of the fridge and start the rolling pins! These are just the right amount of soft and they are delicious!!
Family Secret Sugar Cookies
(Guess it’s not a secret anymore…)
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup sour cream
- 5 1/3 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
Mix softened butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla, blending well. Combine remaining ingredients and add alternately with sour cream.
Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Roll dough 1/4 ” think on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes. Bake @ 350 until set. Do not brown. Frost/decorate as desired. (You don’t have to sprinkle sugar on the cookies before they bake as shown above; that’s personal preference of course and I choose to skip it!)
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