Monday, February 14, 2011

Sugar Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day! For a fun family night, try making these cookies with your kids, using heart shaped cookie cutters and pink frosting!

This is my mother-in-law's recipe and it produces by far the most delicious and beautiful sugar cookies I have ever tasted. I was never a fan of sugar cookies in the past, usually they are dry and tasteless and I could never get them to look nice.

Enter this recipe. I wish I was a better cookie froster, these are cute but pretty boring (although so yummy)!

All the cookie decorating talent in my family belongs to my husband. Check out this Achmed the Dead Terrorist he made!

Note: try freezing these cookies, they are delicious eaten right out of the freezer.

printable recipe
Sugar Cookies

yield: 2 dozen cookies using 2 inch cookie cutter

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1tsp. vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 1/4 cup flour
Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl.

Add egg, sour cream and vanilla.

Mix until well blended.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Gradually beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients then chill dough until firm.
Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into desired shapes.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cookies start to brown on the bottom.
Mix together:
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening
2 tsp vanilla
a pinch of salt
3 Tbsp + 1 tsp milk
Beat in 3 1/3 cup powdered sugar until fluffy

Add a few drops of food coloring, if desired.

Spread frosting on cookies.

Allow frosting to set, if you can.


This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 11.


  1. Was looking for a good sugar cookie recipe just last night! What great timing!


  2. Oh this looks so yummy! I plan on making sugar cookies today! My mama sent me a heart shaped cookie cutter! I love your blog!

  3. Cute little Nathan!:)
    Guess he likes green better than pink.