Monday, August 27, 2007

{ Best Ever Farmhouse Sugar Cookies }

The baby was craving Sugar Cookies, so I decided to be a good mom and make her some! 
I woke up on Sunday afternoon after my nice little nap and was totally craving these sugar cookies. This recipe comes from my best friend's mom's kitchen, I have been using this recipe FOREVER!
These are so yummy! This recipe makes moist, soft cookies that keep really well in a zip lock bag. I know they are not frosted all pretty and professional like, but when your craving something while pregnant you do what you have to do. And fast!
I think these are yummy and worth passing on.
P.S. This recipe make a large amount of dough 1 batch does our family of 6 just fine we always have lots left over.

Best Ever Farm House Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2-5 cups flour
Cream together shortening & sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, continue to beat. Add sour cream & vanilla, then sift together dry ingredients. Add both mixtures together and roll out to about 1/4" thick cut into shapes and bake at 350 for 10 minutes Should be soft and light colored. Cool and frost after baking.
I use the following frosting recipe it's my sister- in -laws and my family loves it. I never buy canned frosting yuck!

Here is an updated photo taken on 2.14.2013

Lisa's Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup shortening - Crisco only
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon or almond extract
  • food coloring if desired
Mix all together in mixer and beat till fluffy. I beat for about 5+ minutes on high in my Kitchen Aid makes it really fluffy. Stores well in seal tight container in refrigerator. I never said this was the healthiest recipe around. But come on ladies--These are frosted sugar cookies YUM-O!
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  1. Pregnant and being Martha Stewart too. How on earth do you do it!!!

  2. yum, Rachel. If I didn't have a sick tummy I'd so be making these today! I love almond extract...

  3. Me too! Me too! I wanna be a good mom too! I think I'll make some for the baby he/she is now craving them and they look yummy!

  4. Those do look really good. They look just like those yummy one's at Albertsons!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I think I have baked one loaf of banana bread all summer. You've given me something to do. They look great! Hope you and baby enjoyed them.

  6. I promise that these are some of the yummiest cookies EVER!!! I've sampled them, and well, I could eat them all day long...

    Great. Now I want cookies...


  7. okay I saw all these comments about how great these cookies were so I thought I would try them too. Welp! I'll have to agree. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! -summer


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