The Perfect Sugar Cookies

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My mother stole this recipe from my piano teacher years ago and it has become a favorite in our family. Every Valentines, Halloween or Christmas I find myself making these delicious sugar cookies and frosting them with homemade buttercream and sprinkles! They aren't overly sweet so they pair perfectly with a rich frosting. I hope you love them as much as we do!

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

Jacklyn's Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

4 tsp baking powder

5 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

Cream the butter and sugar, adding the eggs one at a time. Add the remaining ingredients until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refridgerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight). Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness). Makes 4 dozen small cookies.

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Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Don't have time for a batch of sugar cookies? Skip a step with this Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe. You'll be ready to frost in a jiffy!