The Best Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe...Ever!!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream (for a dairy-free version, substitute dairy-free yogurt)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1¼ tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together room-temperature butter and sugar.
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs. Add sour cream and vanilla. Stir.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in another bowl.
  4. Alternately add dry mixture to sugar mixture and wet mixture to sugar mixture. Stir. Repeat. This does get difficult to stir. Do not over-stir. Place dough in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the mixture about ¼ inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and cook for approximately eight minutes (until bottoms are just barely browned). Allow to cool for several minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
  6. After the cookies have cooled, frost with a cream cheese frosting. They aren't super sweet by themselves, so you'll definitely want frosting.
Recipe by Amazing Mess at