Friday, February 11, 2011

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a heart-shaped sugar cookie covered in sugary goodness. Every February my Grandma has her grandkids and great-grandkids over to decorate Valentine cookies. My kids love it because she has every candy imaginable to decorate the cookies they pile it on!

Grandma's Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp nutmeg 
Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and sour cream. Add other ingredients to make soft dough. Chill for at least 1 hour. Roll dough to about 1/4 inch on a floured surface and cut. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes, or until very light brown..don't over-bake. If you don't over-bake these they turn out really soft and really good!

Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together.  Add the powdered sugar and mix.  If the frosting is too thick, add a little milk (1 tsp at a time) until it is thick and spreadable.  
Enjoy...especially the kid's sugar high that comes after eating these smothered in frosting and candy :)


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