Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sugar Cookies

These really taste great and are so moist. They were perfect for using cookie cutters because the dough was so easy to work with, that's usually my least favorite part about sugar cookies. We made up some really cute treats for Valentine's! This recipe was found on the craft blog, Blue Cricket Design. Thanks for sharing! I will never frost a cookie w/ a knife again! (See below)

1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
5 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

*Blend sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs, and sour cream until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
*Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined. Make a ball out of the dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge 2-3 hours or until firm. (Overnight works well, too). Once dough is firm roll out a portion of the dough onto a floured surface. You want the dough thick--I roll mine out to be about 1/3" thick.
*Cut with cookie cutters and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 min. You don't want them golden brown, they will be the same shade as the uncooked dough.

To make the perfect glossy, smooth frosting, simply warm in your microwave a container of strawberry frosting for about 30 seconds. Stir it and warm it longer until it's soupy. Dip your cooled cookies face-down into the frosting and let the excess frosting drip off. Add sprinkles right away so they can stick well. When the frosting cools it dries smooth!