a new family tradition

I found the perfect sugar cookie recipe last year. I knew how unhealthy it was, so I wanted to wait a whole year to make it. And the time finally came!

They are the softest cookies and they taste divine!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
(You can use just one cup of margarine if you prefer, but the half butter cuts down on the hydrogenated oil and the shortening keeps them really soft. They taste just as good either way though.)
Blend above with 2 cups sugar
Add 2 eggs, mix well, then add 1 cup sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla and mix well.

In separate bowl combine dry ingredients
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 cup flour

Mix in dry ingredients by thirds to wet ingredients. mix till smooth. Chill dough in fridge at least one hour. Roll out on really well floured surface. (The dough is really sticky so you have to flour the top of the dough and the rolling pin too or else they just stick to everything. Don't worry about the flour weighing them down, I use tons)

Roll out, cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper) Bake at 350 for 10 minutes


1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp almond flavoring

Mix well till smooth and frost cooled cookies.
I hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!

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