Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Awesome sugar cookies

Kelsie's Extra Soft Sugar Cookies:

2 cups Butter Flavor Crisco
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup to 1 cup sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
8 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine crisco and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix. Add sour cream. Mix. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add to wet mixture slowly until well blended.

Roll out using small amount of flour or powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Cut out shapes.
(Chill dough if it gets too warm or sticky while rolling out)
Bake around 5 minutes for small cookies
Bake around 7 minutes for large cookies


You're kind of on your own for this one, I am not great at frosting.
Here's a simple recipe if you want to try it.

Powdered sugar

Beat butter with a little bit of powdered sugar. Add milk and vanilla 1 tsp at a time. Continue adding sugar, milk and vanilla until it is how you want it.

(My trick: I hate frosting that is too thick and too sweet, so I use part powdered sugar and part corn starch. That way the frosting is thick enough to spread but not overpoweringly sweet.)

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