Soft Sugar Cookies with Butter Cream Frosting
Sugar Cookie Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer for 2-3 minutes.
(This helps to make the cookies soft.)
Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
For each cookie, roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on parchment lined baking sheets. (Make sure to leave about 1 inch between the cookies). Lightly flatten the balls.
Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.* The bottoms of the cookies will be lightly browned.
Cool the cookies. Frost with Butter Cream Frosting and decorate as desired.
*For larger cookies, use 3 tablespoons of dough to make the balls and bake for 11-12 minutes.
Butter Cream Frosting Ingredients:
3 cups powdered sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1½ tablespoons milk
Food Coloring (optional)
Using a mixer, whip the butter for about a minute. Add the powdered sugar and salt. On low speed, mix just a little bit.
Add the milk and vanilla. Beat on high until frosting is a smooth consistency.
Add a little bit more milk if the frosting is too thick. Tint with food coloring if using.