We're still on the "grilled cheese sandwiches or scrambled eggs for dinner" gravy train since the nighttime feedings don't leave much energy for kitchen time, but this week I had mercy on my four year old and we made Valentines sugar cookies together. I haven't made this recipe in a long time and when we pulled them out of the oven I felt triumphant. I love you three homemade sugar cookies, I told Elisabeth as I spooned frosting onto her cookies and handed her the bottle of pink sprinkles. Go to town!
Sugar Cookies with Almond Frosting
1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs (plus 2 tsp water for high altitude)
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
6 1/2 cups flour (1/4 cup extra for high altitude)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar, then add eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Beat together. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Add flour mixture to cream mixture and mix into dough. Roll dough out on floured surface. Cut cookies about 1/2 thick. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 for 6-7 minutes. Don't let the cookies turn brown at all!
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, soft
1/2 cup butter, soft
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond flavoring
Cream the softened cheese with butter. Add sugar, vanilla and almond flavoring. Beat well.