Friday, February 6, 2009

Sugar Cookies!

I LOVE Sugar cookies, and these have to be my all time favorite! I am frequently asked for this recipe it is so yummy. You can make these thin or thick ( I prefer thick) and they are moist and fudgy. With Valenties just a week away I thought it was time to share this delicious recipe! Now, I found this on the internet and it is titled the Great American Cookie Company's Sugar Cookie, but I don't know if it is official or not, either way it is the best I have come across. Enjoy!

Great American Cookie Company's Sugar Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract (or almond extract - almond is our favorite!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons sour cream
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream shortening, butter, sugar; add eggs, lemon, vanilla and sour cream. Mix till creamy; add sifted dry ingredients: salt, soda, and flour. Chill for several hours or overnight. (I never take the time to chill but it might help, it is a very soft dough) Roll into balls and flatten with bottom of sugar coated glass. OR, roll out and cut in to shapes.
Bake at 350° just until the edges start turning color. Maybe 7-10 minutes, Time will vary depending on how large and thick you made your cookies. It is important not to over bake if you want the texture to remain chewy and soft.
Frost and decorate as desired.

1 comment:

Chef Tess said...

One of my all time favorites! Great photo too! This recipe looks like it will some pretty nice cookies! You know I am going to try it, right?! Keep it coming!