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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Love You Sugar Cookies & Cookie Pops

Rarely do I bust out and make sugar cookies, even though they happen to be my most favorite kind of cookie! Well, maybe that is precisely the reason...because I have ZERO self control and will eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if given the opportunity! I don't feel this way about all sugar cookies! Just a few! And this my friends is the recipe my sibs and I grew up on! It is a recipe Mom got from a wonderful neighbor, growing up! It is superb! Soft and flavorful and our Momma always adds a hint of almond to the buttercream frosting! Mmm, mmm, mmm! Hope you like em'!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream together:
1 stick butter, room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Add and mix in:
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla

Add and mix in:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour

The dough shouldn't be overly sticky, but slightly tacky. Sprinkle a generous amount of flour onto silpat or countertop. Also dust your rolling pin with flour. Roll dough out to about 1/4 - 1/8 inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to make desired shapes! Put on cookie sheet and into the oven for 10-12 minutes. This recipe makes roughly 16-20 medium sized cookies. Make cookie pops by using a smaller cookie cutter. Place sucker sticks about 1 1/2 inches up the back of cut out dough. Add a small amount of scrap dough to the back, covering the stick for support. And then into the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks salted butter, room temp and beaten until pale yellow
5 cup powdered sugar, added slowly
1 or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

Beat until creamy and smooth. If the buttercream is too thick, loosen it a little by adding milk slowly, a tablespoon at a time, while mixing to get desired consistency.
Frost and decorate cooled cookies however you like and then snarf them up!

Cookie recipe from Ada Henry

images by Kara


Briana said...

I just had lunch and am craving something sweet. I wish I was down at your house eating these!!!!

Natalie said...

Same recipe I've been using for years! I've tried others and ALWAYS come back to this one... simply the BEST!

Kar said...

Seriously, Nat! It's the best for sure right??!!

martanna said...

Let's set something straight....I am VERY partial to my mom's recipe of sugar cookies and these passed the test with flying colors! These were sooo good, I'm actually eating the second one right now haha. It must be a similar recipe to my mom's because I'm pretty sure hers calls for sour cream as well. YUMALICIOUS!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Wow, you read my mind Kar. Just last night I told Lance that I would give anything for a good sugar cookie recipe. As soon as I saw that this one had sour cream in it I knew it was a winner. Thanks!

Muriel Miller said...

Wow seriously?! Love how these are frosted! So cute and look absolutely delicious!

kalanicut said...

I'm trying to buttercream recipe today as soon as I head to the "Grosh" to pick up some almond flavoring. I love the idea of mixing vanilla and almond. Sounds heavenly.

The cookies are all baked up just waiting for frosting and my mouth is watering every time I think about that.

Sarah said...

We made these today to take to friends. Mine aren't quite as beautiful as yours, but definitely yummy!!

EmJay said...

Those sugar cookie pops are awesome! I am going to try your recipe out. I doubt they'll be half as pretty as yours :)