December 23, 2012

The Cookie Elf - Lofthouse Style Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

My little baker has been making cookies all week long making our favorite Lofthouse Style Sour Cream Sugar Cookies for her friends.
Lofthouse Style Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Yield: Lots of cookies!

Cream together:
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter (or try 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. shortening)

Add and mix together:
1-1/2 c. sour cream
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a separate bowl, mix together:
6 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until well blended.

This makes a very soft tender dough. It should be chilled for a few hours before rolling out on a floured counter. Cut using floured cutters (just dip them in flour between cutting each cookie)

Bake at 425* for 7 minutes. Don't over bake.

Favorite Frosting for these cookies:
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix together butter and vanilla.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time. Tint with food coloring.