It wouldn't be Christmas without holiday shaped sugar cookies. Yum, yum. These sugar cookies are tender, a little chewy, and melt in your mouth good. I think it's the sour cream that gives them such an awesome taste. They taste especially great with your favourite cookie frosting and / or sprinkles.
1 3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Shortening or Butter or half a cup of each
1 Cup Sour Cream
4 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp. Salt
A dash of vanilla or almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend together the wet ingredients: the sugar, shortening, eggs, sour cream, and extract.
Sift together the dry ingredients: the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add to the wet ingredients.
Roll out the cookies. Cut them with your favourite cookie cutters. Top with sprinkles or fancy sugar.