Fluffy Sugar Cookies & Vanilla Frosting

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Fluffy Sugar Cookies & Vanilla Frosting

Fluffy Sugar Cookies & Vanilla Frosting

INGREDIENTS:

Serves: 24-32 cookies

Cookies:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 3 cups flour, plus extra for rolling

Frosting:

  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ¼ cup Crisco (sub butter)
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (sub milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
METHOD:
  1. For the cookies, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Add baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Mix until a soft dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  2. Roll out dough ¼ inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into small circles (2½ inches in diameter) and bake at 220 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Wait until cookies are cool before frosting.
  3. For the frosting, beat together all ingredients with an electric mixer until very smooth. Frosting will set lightly after a few hours.
NOTES
If you are making larger cookies, increase the baking time. For small cookies, I really only needed 3 minutes for my cookies – the ones that I baked longer than 3 minutes turned out very dry.
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