Friday, March 30, 2012

Soft Sugar Cookies

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For the Cookies:

  • 6 cups flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups light sour cream
For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Several drops food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
  2. In my mixer I creamed the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, Add the eggs, one at a time beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add flour as needed (you're going to need it to be a good consistansy to roll and cut!
  4. Divide dough into two sections. Flatten into rectangles about 1 1/2 inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.

At this rate its a two day cookie- they better be delicious!!

Mach 31st 2012
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2.  roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. cut out and place on parchment lined cookie sheet
  4.  Bake for 7-8 minutes, until pale golden. 
  5. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Make frosting and dye appropriate color of your choice

Now I heard to let them set before icing them and the longer they sit the better they taste (all the while I'm going: it's a cookie.... I'm gonna want to eat that cookie.) Well, I tried one out of the oven and it didn't taste too good and I was a little worried. I came back to it a couple hours later and sure enough they tasted better. The icing is almost a perfect match to the store and I think if my oven had cooperated better (even my inside thermometer said a different temp. than the outside one) They wouldn't have been as hard. Either way they don't crumble like store ones which is kinda what I'm lookin' for. All in all, they were still good.

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