Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sugar Cookies

I was craving my mom's sugar cookies and got this idea from i am baker's blog- EKG rhythms- how perfect!  When I saw these cookies I thought "I'll make these for the girls at work."  So here's to you girls :) hopefully they were a bright spot in your day...

{Sugar Cookies}
5 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Cup butter; softened
2 1/4 Cups sugar
2 eggs
2 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Cup sour cream

Cream butter & sugar, add sour cream, eggs & vanilla extract.  Mix well.  Add flour.  Refridgerate at least 1 hour.  Roll out 1/2" thick. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.  Frost when cooled.
Makes 5 dozen

{Sugar Cookie Frosting}

3/4 Cup Crisco (healthy...I know)
1/2 Teaspoon salt
approx 3 Cups powdered sugar
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
a few splashes of milk

Cream crisco, vanilla & salt together.  Add powdered sugar, mix well.  Begin beating in milk until becomes consistency of frosting.  May need to add more powdered sugar.

(both recipes compliments of my mother, Marcia}