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This blog is for all those moms out there who love projects, but don't have a lot of time. I love to paint and sew and cook, and as a mother of two tiny ones, I never have time, so I am constantly searching for things to make myself a little trendier and ways to get dinner on the table fast. I don't claim to be any sort of craftista, but here you will find everything from recipes to jewelry, all do it yourself and always EASY!!! P.S if anyone has projects you'd like me to try please leave me a comment about it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Best Sugar Cookies

Thanks Tanelle for requesting this recipe. I don't know how long it has been since I have made them, well before Emmett was born. This recipe is truly the best, no questions asked. For those who love sugar cookies, you will be impressed, for those who dont love sugar cookies..... you will now!!!
1 Cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
4 cups flour

Beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sour cream. Mix until well blended and creamy. Add the flour slowly, you may need extra, you want your dough to be firm and not sticky. I usually know it is good when all the dough is all clumped around the beater and has picked up most of the dough around the edges. Take it out of the bowl and knead it 1-2 minutes, adding extra flour to where it is sticky. Spread a layer of flour on your counter top, roll it out (about a 1/4 inch thick), cookie cut away. Bake at 350 for 6-9 minutes, until just barely golden on the edges. Let cool 5 minutes and remove from sheet.

*Once again this freezes well, it makes a TON of cookies so I will often freeze half.
*Don't let dough get to warm, if it is really soft and sticky put it in the fridge to cool a couple minutes before rolling it out.

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