Emily's Amazing Sugar Cookies

"A friend gave me this recipe after making them with my daughter for a church function. The best sugar cookies I have ever eaten and easy to make! These are a fluffy and somewhat chewy recipe that is good in high altitude."
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Ready In:
24 cookies




  • In large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. When creamed well, add sour cream and cream for an additional 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and combine. Sift flour, baking soda and salt and add it to the wet ingredients and combine well. Refrigerate for several hours. Roll out dough so that it is fairly thick. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes (don't let them brown).

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Although the kind of cooking I was raised on and most enjoy would best be described as down-home, Southern comfort food, that is not my history in the the least. My mother came from Wyoming rather than the deep south, but she is a wonderful cook and an expert at comfort food.? We always had someone extra at our dinner table as a kid, so I learned how to cook for a crowd.? My husband and two kids tease me about cooking for the 5th regiment, but they all seem to enjoy it. Although I love to cook, I also love to perform in and teach Theatre. That means there are many times when my two passions don't allow enough time for one another.? It's rather difficult to be in the classroom all day teaching theatre, have rehearsals after school, and often be at a theatre by 6:30 for a performance call and still create the kind of meals I truly enjoy cooking. Until I can find a way to marry these two passions, I enjoy collecting and creating recipes and trying them out on my family and friends.
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