Sugar Cookie Recipe:
2 sticks of room temperature butter
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of sour cream
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
5-6 cups of flour
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine butter, sugar, eggs & sour cream. Add baking soda and vanilla extract. Stir. Add 5-6 cups of all-purpose flour. I bake at high altitiude, so I add 6 cups and then add more to the dough as I knead it on the rolling surface until the dough does not stick to my fingers, surface or rolling pin. No need to chill this dough!I roll my cookie dough on a large glass cutting board with a washcloth placed underneath so the glass doesn't slide as I roll. Roll dough to desired thickness:
Cut shapes with your selected cookie cutters. If the cut out shapes stick to the surface, then add more flour. You get a lot of leeway with this recipe as you add flour. I keep a measuring cup of flour to the side to add as needed- lightly dusting the surface and the sometimes the top of the dough or rolling pin as I roll.
Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. I've used different ovens ranging from 4 minutes in a professional convection oven, to 7 minutes in an electric oven, to 12 minutes in a gas oven. Ovens vary. Different cookie sizes and thicknesses may also affect baking times. The first cookie sheet usually takes an extra minute or two.
|The texture should be nice and smooth when you remove from the oven to cool.|
|Don't let the edges brown!|
|Bottom of cookie- same color as top. Don't let it brown|
Ready to decorate!
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