Hubby and I use any holiday or special occasion to send treats to work with him. Last week was no exception with Election Day. I wanted something different from my usual go to choices. So, when I found this recipe, I knew it was one I wanted to try. It turned out to be a hit, and I would make these again. This recipe turned out the softest cookies I believe I have ever made.
Super Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies:
1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 4 cups flour
Frosting: 4 cups powdered sugar (I used only 2.) 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup shortening (I used 8 oz. cream cheese instead.) 1 1/2 cups butter (I used only 1/2 cup.)
Cream together softened butter with sugar, sour cream and eggs. Add vanilla, almond extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time. Dough should be sticky. Refrigerate one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a floured board, roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters. I had 24 cookies. Bake for 10 minutes. Frost and enjoy.