Monday, December 13, 2010

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

I'm pretty sure this cookie would be the family's #1 cookie on the Christmas Cookie list. For sure it's in the Top 3. My mom has been baking these for as long as I can remember. No Holiday (including Valentines, Easter, 4th of July, etc.) would be the same without em.



Everyone asks for the recipe. Just remember the ingredients are key. {no substitutions} Don't over roll and Don't over bake and you're all good. They're thick, moist and cake like, so don't roll too thin. And we of course think they should be frosted with nothing else but Cream Cheese Frosting.


Old Fashioned Frosted Sugar Cookies

Set oven temperature to 400*

Cream together:
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
Heaping 1/2 cup Sour Cream

Add:
2 2/3 cup Flour

Divide dough in half.
Roll out to 1/4" thickness on well floured surface
Cut with cookie cutters




Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned
Let cookies cool
Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting a day or two before serving
Store in airtight container



CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon milk
3 oz. cream cheese softened
2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter, cream cheese.
Add milk, salt and sugar.
Beat until creamy.

note: the Cream Cheese Frosting doesn't harden like other icing's or some frostings. It stay's pretty soft. For storage we store in a plastic air tight container, layering cookies between sheets of wax paper. If decorating like the ones in the photo, and you want them to stay like that, you'll need to store in a single layer.

enjoy! ooxx`jodi

13 comments:

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

Those look as lovely as they probably taste, each like little works of art. Since I am making sugar cookies today, I am going to try this recipe to see how I like it for a batch.

I wanted to ask if your cream cheese frosting hardens up on top or if it stays soft?

Your photos, as always are just lovely! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
XOXO
Joni

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

They look delish!

Beautiful photos, too, Jodi!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Em said...

They look so pretty and yummy. I can't wait to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

They are one of my favorite cookies, but I usually sprinkle colored sugar on top, think I may have to try your recipe.

Allie said...

Looks delish!!!

Becky said...

My fave is a sugar cookie recipe from my Great Grandparents' house keeper. It a crispish version. Yours look good though so I may have to try 'em too!

Thanks for all the yummy cookies!

Michelle said...

They look so yummie, hope to make these this weekend.

Magicaldamselfly said...

Ok so I'm a bit dense lol,,,,butter as in real not margarine? I'm sending my daughter to get all that I don't have because I'll have her 5 little ones and thought it would be fund for them to decorate some yummy cookies and I've picked your recipe to use.

Happy baking,
Sheila
magicaldamselfly@gmail.com

Robin said...

Those are gorgeous Jodi...I love the colors! Could I ask how you got those wonderful soft tones?
xoxo
Robin
ps...for the love of pete I tried again to stop being a no-reply blogger! I hope it worked!
xoxo

di said...

These are so beautiful! And, they sound a lot like my grandma's sugar cookie recipe....it's the nutmeg. Oh wow, I have to admit that I am in love with having nutmeg in the dough! Nothing says Christmas more than those cookies.....I've been making them since I was a kid and still do every holiday season!

LeeAnn Howard said...

I'm making these today!! Do you know about how many cookies this recipe will make? Didn't know if I should double it. ;)

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