The Best Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies You Will Ever Make!!

READY IN: 4hrs 8mins
YIELD: 4-5 dozen




  • Cream sugar and shortning. Add sour cream, eggs, and almond/vanilla. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add to creamed mixture until well blended. Remember, the more you mix, the tougher your dough will be.
  • Chill for a few hours (at least 3-4). The dough will be soft and slightly sticky.
  • Roll out (I use a floured pastry cloth), and cut with a cookie cutter. Flour cutter between each cookie to prevent sticking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies shouldn't be brown, just done to the touch.
  • FROSTING- See ingredients below.
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar 1 cup shortening 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Just mix ingredients until smooth.