Sugar cookies are a traditional Christmas cookie in our family. I make them every year for the holidays. And before me, my mother and grandmother made them every year for the holidays too.
What would Christmas be without them? Disappointing…
These cookies are soft, sweet, and addicting. Seriously, if you think you can eat just one you’re only fooling yourself.
Soft Sugar Cookies
1 c. butter (or margarine) softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
1 c. sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
5 c. flour
In a large bowl, cream butter, eggs, and sugars together. Add sour cream, vanilla, baking soda, and salt; mix completely. Mix in one cup of flour at a time. When all ingredients are completely blended cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to about 1/4” thick (don’t roll too thin) and cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets about 2” apart. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cookies are slightly firm to the touch.
Move cookies to baking racks and let cool completely before frosting with your favorite buttercream icing.
I think it’s the brown sugar and sour cream that make these cookies extra special. Try making them and let me know what you think.
Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas!