Thursday, February 9, 2012

Super Soft Sugar Cookies with Classic Buttercream Frosting

I am always trying new recipes in search of the very best... I have been making this same recipe for 15 years now because I've yet to find a better one! They are sugar cookie heaven!! This classic butter cream frosting is also the best! It holds up well yet still creamy smooth...perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies...whatever! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have for so many years! Happy Baking! Xoxo

1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp vanilla
½ cup sour cream
3 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg, & vanilla with a mixer till light & fluffy
  2. Add sour cream, mix well
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, & salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture
  4. Beat till combined
  5. Roll out cookie dough on a well floured surface about ¼ inch thick
  6. Cut with cookie cutters & place onto a greased cookie sheet
  7. Bake @ 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Do not overbake.
  8. Cool and frost
Buttercream Frosting-
¾ cup butter softened
¼ cup shortening ( I like butter flavored )
½ cup milk
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar

Beat all ingredients together and add food coloring of choice. Use for cookies, cakes, & or cupcakes!!

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