Every year my family bakes up a frenzy of goodies to hand out to neighbors and fellow church goers...and to devour about half of them in the process. We've been using the same cookie recipe for years, and it's the best sugar cookie recipe I've ever had. The recipe was given to my mom by my Aunt Julie who got it from my Grandma Hillam, who got it from...Who knows! Give these cookies a try, you won't regret it!
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups margarine or butter
3 cups sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 pound sour cream
9 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Cream margarine and sugar. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream, making sure to thoroughly incorporate each ingredient before moving on to the next. Add about half of the flour and mix, then add the salt and baking soda. Then add the other half of the flour and mix until it is nice and smooth. (If you're as lucky as my mother and have an amazing Bosch, use that. If not, your hand mixer is the best bet!) The cookie dough will be sticky, don't over mix!
Flour your counter and rolling pin, and turn cookie down out onto floured surface. Roll to desired thickness. (we like to roll ours out a little thicker than normal, it makes for a yummy, fluffy cookie!) Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. You may have to play around with your oven, but don't over cook them! If they are right they'll stay soft and fluffy for days!
We frost and decorate ours with store bought frosting made pretty and yummy with extracts and food coloring. Copy us or make your own, frosting is easier than you think!