Soft Sugar Cookies
A simple soft sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting.
Servings: 4 dozen
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups flour (+ more for rolling)
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 drops food coloring (optional)
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and mix well.
Add salt, soda, and baking powder, and mix well. Add flour, and mix just until combined.
Wrap dough tightly in plastic, or place in a plastic zipper bag, and chill 8-10 hours or overnight.
Roll dough to ⅜-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
Combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.
Store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper. Will keep best if refrigerated or frozen.