Yes~ I finally made Sugar Cookies...
I haven't made sugar cookies for a very, very long time. And I've been intending to do it for a while now, but it just never seems to happen.
I decided that no matter what, I was going to make Amy's Sugar Cookies this year for Valentines.
No. Matter. What!
And honestly? It wasn't nearly as messy and terrible as I remembered.
Messy? Yes...but not so bad.
Perhaps that was because the kids didn't help?
They just stood around, confused, jaws hanging open...
Next time~ I'll get them to help!
This is a soft sugar cookie recipe~ the kind with sour cream in it.
They were good. Nice and soft...uh except for the first batch, which I over baked. They still got eaten, though!
I do think this particular recipe is better with frosting.
You may remember that my kids don't like frosting?
I left the cookies all un-frosted, so everyone could choose if they wanted frosting or not.
And guess what??? My kids liked them with the frosting too!
In fact, Shane ate an un-frosted cookie and spit it out in the garbage!
He did not like it at all. I had to coax him to try another one with frosting.
He liked the frosted ones much better!
Absolutely my favorite buttercream type (un-cooked) frosting right now!
Light, fluffy and not too overly sweet.
(I wish she were still blogging! Check out some of her other yummy recipes too. The Sugar Cookie bars are also yummy!)
When I was making the frosting, I remembered my mom teaching me to make buttercream frosting.
She would tell me, "Don't drown the miller". That's what she called it if I added too much liquid. Which I did on frequent occasions!
Amy's Soft Sugar Cookies
In large bowl or mixer, Mix together:
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream (small container)
In a separate bowl, mix together: then add to previous ingredients:
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda
61/2-7 cups flour
Roll out to desired thickness. (I like mine thick!)
Bake for 5-8 minutes (mine were perfect @ 6 minutes)
@ 400 degrees on greased cookie sheet.
Cool on rack
Frost, if desired
And this is what happens when you put 2 frosted cookies on a plate to take pictures for your blog.
And then you try to tip the plate for a more pleasing photography angle...
Good thing I waited to mop the floor until after I was done baking cookies!