When I first got married I worked as a teller in a local bank. One day a co-worker brought in some sugar cookies to share with all of us. After tasting the cookies we were all begging her for the recipe. Since then, when I want sugar cookies with frosting, this is the recipe I use. It is now the recipe my mom always uses also.
If you have ever purchased a Granny B’s sugar cookie from the store or a vending machine (the big circle cookies usually with pink frosting), this is what these cookies are like. I think these cookies really need to be frosted, because the dough is not extremely sweet they need the sweetness from the frosting. However, my oldest son is not a frosting fan and is perfectly content to eat these cookies plain. Sour cream is the secret ingredient to these cookies.
****Since posting the cookie recipe, I’ve had several request for my frosting recipe also. So I have added it below. It comes from one of my first cookbooks, The Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book.
- BAKING SODA
- BAKING POWDER
- SOUR CREAM
- POWDERED SUGAR
- (FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING ADD 3 TBSP COCOA)