perfect sugar cookies

not. even. kidding.  i got this recipe from my sister and these sugar cookies are the perfect blend of sour cream, softness, sweet creamy frosting... i could go on.  seriously i'm in love.  and since valentines day seems to be our favorite holiday for making these, it's the perfect thing to do this weekend.
Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
Cream together.
Then add...
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
5 cups flour
Mix until combined. Do not refrigerate. Roll out to desired thickness.  I like mine at least 1/4" thick.  Actually, the thicker the better. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
Bake at 425 degrees for 5-7 minutes depending on size and thickness. You want the edges to barely start to get color- I like mine soft so I don't let them brown.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 bag powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together until smooth and fluffy.   If it seems too thick for you, just sprinkle a little milk in to thin it.
This frosting does not taste like cream cheese at all to me- it's just such a perfect consistency and sooo yum!


Lisa said...

What pretty little cookies. That cream cheese frosting sounds perfect for them. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

Kristin said...

will so be making these tomorrow - after 40 minutes on the step mill.

Suzana said...

making them right now. the dough is so good i think i'll just eat that.

Matt and Joanna said...

i'm heading off to make these right now. yum! sara, i miss you... and i miss your yummy cooking (haha, i sound like a man!). when are we going to get together?!?

Matt and Joanna said...

i think i just gained 10 pounds! loved the frosting!

Jason, Kodi, Jake and Tyler said...

Okay, I made these yesterday and I can't stop eating them! Kristen has a recipe that is similar, but you refrigerate the dough over night. I can't wait that long, so this one is perfect. HOpe you don't mind if I share it!