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Mama's Soft Sugar Cookies

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Mama's Soft Sugar Cookies
Soft sugar cookies with butter and sour cream and vanilla.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla*
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Preparation:

Into a bowl, sift together the sifted flour, baking soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and half of the sifted dry ingredients; beat 1 minute. Stir in remaining dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half and roll each portion out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place cookies on greased cookie sheets; bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes. Store soft sugar cookies in an airtight container.
Makes about 6 dozen soft sugar cookies.
*Replace part of the vanilla with ground nutmeg, if desired.

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 5 out of 5
Finally!!! I have been looking for this recipe!!!, Member katkran

Wonderful recipe when you change vanilla to 1tsp. and add 1tsp. nutmeg. I too found that keeping the cookies a little thicker made them better. Perfect for Christmas cookies that you plan on adding frosting to. Love, love, love them.

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