Sugar Cookies!

Today I’ll be sharing my favorite sugar cookies. These were really good! Oh and of course I had to make a few heart rolls. I made them using my heart cookie cutters. The other ones I twisted like a breadstick and and folded them into hearts.

So I don’t know about you but I always have the hardest time with sugar cookies. They always taste like flour! blah! So this year I decided to try a new recipe and it’s probably the best one I’ve found so far. The only thing I didn’t have was the lemon extract, but I bet it would only make them taste sweeter! :)
 

Sugar cookies

Yield: 2-3 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 c margarine
  • 1 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 5 c flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream cheese frosting

  •  8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter(1/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1lb (about 2 cups) powder sugar

Directions:

Cream together the margarine and sugar. Then add in the eggs, vanilla, lemon and sour cream and stir.

In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking power, salt and whisk together. Slowly stir into the wet ingredients and then roll out on a floured surface.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove and allow to cool on a cookie rack.

Once the cookies are cooled, combine the frosting ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Then frost cookies and enjoy.

 

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.