Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Today we celebrate one of America’s favorite cookies! The sugar cookie may seem plain in appearance, but they should definitely not be underestimated when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth!

My favorite part about the sugar cookie is that it can be cut into fun shapes and decorated with frosting and sprinkles (lots of sprinkles)!

These cookies have a wonderful, buttery flavor, with crisp edges and a melt in your mouth chewy center. They are topped with a layer of sweet buttercream icing and beautified with a layer of sprinkles!


For the cookies
·         1/2 cup sour cream
·         1 cup sugar
·         1/2 cup butter, softened
·         2 eggs
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         3 cups all-purpose flour
·         1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting
·         4 cups powdered sugar
·         2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
·         1/2 cup butter, softened
·         1/2 cup vegetable shortening
·         Sprinkles (optional)

For the cookies
1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2.      In a large bowl combine sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
3.      In a smaller bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
4.      Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and mix until everything is just incorporated.
5.      Scoop out even size scoops of dough and then roll in a ball
6.      Place on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten with your hand so it's in a circular shape.
7.      Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 8 minutes
8.      Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting
1.      Cream together butter and shortening with mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
2.      Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
3.      Add another 1/2 cup and beat until smooth.
4.      Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
5.      Add the remaining sugar and milk, making sure you end with sugar. 
6.      Continue to mix on medium until smooth.

Recipe adapted from

Combine the wet ingredients

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients

Scoop out the dough into the size of a tablespoon and roll into balls

Sprinkles are optional (but not really!)

The final product!

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