Tuesday, June 24, 2008
OLD FASHIONED SOFT SUGAR COOKIES by Jenny Groberg
(it's the sour cream that makes them so soft)
3 1/4 C. Flour (I use about 3 C.)
1 tsp Soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C. Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 C Butter
1/2 C. Sour Cream
Sift together flour, soda and salt. In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Add flour mixture and stir until well mixed. Roll our 1/4" thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8-10 min (in my oven it's about 8) or until done. You DO NOT want to over bake these! They should kind of puff up while baking and make sure you take them out before they brown.
1 stick of butter
1 cap full of Almond Extract (about a tsp?)
1 tsp of Vanilla
touch of milk
Powdered sugar until desired consistency
(I use pink food coloring)
Beat until creamy.
The key to this frosting is the almond extract. I'm crazy about almond extract and flavoring and in my opinion that's what makes these cookies so good is the frosting.