Friday, November 30, 2007

Sugar Cookies

Quintin's Soft Sugar Cookies
4 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter
7 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt

Mix sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in rest of ingredients. Sit dough out for an hour. Roll out thick on floured surface with a rolling pin.

Bake 375F for 8-10 minutes.

OK now here's what I did. I messed up, when I made these I halved the recipe except the baking soda, so I added a little extra baking powder too. It still turned out pretty good. I rolled them to about 1/4" thickness. These are soft sugar cookies so if you don't like the cake like this is not for you.

1 pkg (8oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
Colored sugar, sprinkles and colored gels

Mix cream cheese, butter, 2/3 cup of sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Mix in flour. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. sprinkle with colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Decorate as desired with colored sugar, sprinkles and colored gels.

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