Mable’s Best Sugar Cookies

My friend, Mable, makes the most scrumptious sugar cookies! Our young women at church love them. I’m not the best cook, but she makes me look good, so I made them for my family for Valentine’s day. This is also a great recipe for Easter cookies. I use store bought frosting. This recipe is a keeper. They are tender, not crisp. Also, the printable Valentine’s in the photo can be found here. And there is a cute Valentine garland here.

Update: We made these for Easter. Still the best recipe ever!

Mable’s Sugar Cookies
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  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. butter flavored Crisco
  • 6 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix wet ingredients in mixer. Sift dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until dough is easy to handle. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out on floured counter. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 9 minutes. (I baked them for 11 minutes.)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 T. cream cheese
  • 1 t. almond or coconut flavoring extract
  • 3+ c. powdered sugar
  • 1 or 2 T. milk

Soften butter and cream cheese in microwave. Add extract of choice. Stir in powdered sugar. Add milk slowly while stirring until cream.

(This is a repost)

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