Miss Bee’s 17th birthday was on Sunday.  Two things she said she wanted to do 1) go to the mall with us and 2) make sugar cookies.  I took this plan and ran with it!  I mean how many more years will I get the chance to have her undivided attention…

She asked me to find a cake like sugar cookie recipe so I went to Pinterest (why do I even bother to have 100 cookbooks…) and found this one from Eighteen25.  The dough is pretty standard, but it does call for sour cream.

The Best Sugar Cookies
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs for 2 minutes.
  3. Then, add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Mixture will still be sticky.
  4. Cover and chill for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and roll out dough to about ¼ inch thick. (Note: the less flour you use, the softer your cookies will be.)
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  7. Frosting Instructions:
  8. Cream your butter until fluffy.
  9. Add powdered sugar and beat until well blended.
  10. Add remaining ingredients and beat on high until frosting is fluffy.

The dough rolls out beautifully and easily cuts into shapes.

Once baked, we tasted tested.  Not a crispy cookie like my Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie recipe, but indeed more cake like as seen here…

The icing is buttery and next time I think I might use a cream cheese frosting recipe.  I added red food coloring to tint the icing a dark pink.

And added sprinkles, because well, everything is better with sprinkles.

Check out my Pinterest board for other yummy cookie recipes.  I hope your Valentine’s Day is sweet!