These are my favorite sugar cookies courtesy of my college roommate Audra. For the longest time I didn't even know she could cook. She seemed to take no interest in the domestic arts. I later found out she could cook but chose to keep that talent hidden so as not to betray her feminist ways ( : Miss you Audra!
The secret ingredient in these cookies is the sour cream. I hate trying to roll crumbly dough. This dough is super soft and never breaks.
1 C sugar
1 C butter
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 C flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 C sour cream
Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until for a minute or two until batter is light and smooth.
In another bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
Add the dry mixture alternatively with the sour cream. Wrap the dough and chill for a few hours. Roll out to 1/4 -inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Frost with your favorite icing.