Monday, June 15, 2009

Sugar Cookies

So... I'm not a sugar cookie person at all, but I love these cookies! They are really soft and moist. I like to make them pretty thick, but you can do them thinner and a bit more crunchy if that's what you like. I'm a thick and soft person. Hahahaha. That sounded really funny. The butter calls for butter OR margarine, but I always use real butter when I bake. I'm sure they're great either way if you don't have any butter on hand.

Sugar Cookies

½ cup ‑ butter or margarine
½ cup ‑ sour cream
1 cup ‑ sugar
1 ‑ egg
1 ‑ egg yolk
1 tsp. ‑ vanilla
½ cup ‑ flaked coconut
2¾ cups ‑ flour
¾ tsp. ‑ salt
½ tsp. ‑ baking powder
½ tsp. ‑ baking soda

Cream together first six ingredients. Stir in coconut. Sift together all dry ingredients and then add to mixture.

Roll out, cut and then bake at 375 for 8‑10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Don't roll too thin. Thicker is better and a lot more moist.

Frosting ‑

2 to 2 ½ cups ‑ powdered sugar
4-6 Tbsp. (1/2 to 3/4 cube) ‑ butter or margarine
1 tsp. ‑ vanilla
2 Tbsp. ‑ milk
Sprinkle of salt
food coloring of choice


Sometimes the dough is too sticky and it might need a little bit more flour to get it to the right consistency for rolling out. Also make sure you have enough flour on your surface when rolling out.

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