Woodland Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 C. Butter, softened
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/3 C. Sour Cream
  • 3 C. Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg, almond extract and sour cream and mix together until smooth, scraping down the sides once.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add to the wet ingredients and mix in until just combined.
  6. Place the dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll out to a thickness of no less than 1/2”.
  7. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove dough from refrigerator and cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters.
  9. Place cookies 1” apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Do not let them brown! Cook for the shortest amount of time possible, so that they almost seem underdone. Once cooled, they will be soft because of this.
  11. Cool cookies on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.
  12. Frost as desired.