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Monday, January 11, 2010

Sugar Cookie Perfection

As a young girl I remember going to the old Morman Handicraft in downtown SLC , where my Grandma worked year round. At christmas she was Mrs. Claus and kids would come in to sit on her lap. She would make the most wonderful sugar cookies to hand out. We all loved to go and visit her a Christmas so we could have a cookie and sit on her lap! Cooking brings such great memories back to me. This recipe turns out such great sugar cookies every time, I use them for every holiday!
Sugar Cookies 
1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla (or almond extract)
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp soda
6 cups flour
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup sour cream (or you can use plain yogurt)

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix again.  Pour in the sour cream and lemon juice until incorporated.  Add dry ingredients and stir. Chill for 1 hour. Roll out and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350° for 10 min on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.