Soft & Fluffy Sugar Cookies

I usually opt for chewy, fudgy, & rich-chocolatey
soft, light, fluffy, and sweet.

Until Valentine's Day comes...there's something about it that makes me abandon everything I stand for the rest of the year when it comes to sweets.
So I indulge in sweet & fluffy things,
like sugar cookies.

I have a sugar cookie recipe I use at Christmas, which yields a thinner, crispier cookie.  It's delicious and tastes like my childhood.
But I tried this soft one this year for Valentine's,
what can I say?

I'm in love.

Try 'em and let me know what you think.  :)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Update:  Click here for the shortening-free frosting I used for these cookies!

Soft & Fluffy Sugar Cookies
Makes about 5 dozen cookies

6 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
2 cups white sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream

In large bowl, whisk together flour, soda, powder, and salt; set aside.

Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar at medium speed for a couple minutes, until light & fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Add in vanilla and sour cream at low speed until incorporated.

Add in dry ingredients and beat in a low speed until just combined (dough will be sticky).  Divide dough in two and flatten into rectangles (about 1 1/2 inches thick) and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight, or at least a couple of hours.

Preheat oven to 425 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a floured countertop and with a floured rolling pin, roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness.  Cut out cookies with desired cookie cutters, place on baking sheets, and bake for about 7 minutes--take the cookies out when they are barely golden around edges.  Transfer cookies to a cooling rack immediately and let cool before frosting.  May store in an air-tight container.  Enjoy!

**Click here for the shortening-free buttercream frosting I used!


Kara Anderson said...

It just so happens that I need a soft, light, fluffy and sweet sugar cookie recipe for Vanessa's shower! Thank you. BUT I'm still waiting for that chocolate cake! I'll let you know how mine turn out. I've never successfully made sugar cookies. I'm not sure what my problem is.

Jaci said...

we GOBBLED our plate! thanks for letting me have some of these delicious cookies! EVERY ONE should make a batch!

Heidi said...

They were delicious! I was hoping that you would post them on here! Thank you!!!

Andrea said...

These cookies look so delish. I am going to have to try that frosting.

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