Soft Sugar Cookies
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Old fashioned sugar cookies made with sour cream
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 20
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • sprinkles
  1. Cream butter, gradually add sugar. Once mixed add sour cream.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Add eggs one at a time. Add Vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together including nutmeg and salt. Add in a little at a time. Chill thoroughly. I like to divide the dough by four, and wrap each individually.
  4. Work with one piece of dough at a time, leaving the rest in refrigerator.
  5. Flour surface and when using cooking cutter, pull dough away from cutter, as this is soft dough.
  6. Roll out, cut into desired shapes.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar, or decorate accordingly. I used raisins for ghost eyes and glazed bat cookies after baking and then did the sprinkles.
  8. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes for average size cookie.
I found this soft dough works best chilled overnight. Options for topping are frosting or melted white chocolate.
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