Dana Froncek Recipe

Simply Soft Sugar Cookies

By Dana Froncek PrettyKitteh

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Depending on the size you want your cookies to be, you can get anywhere from 1 - 3 dozen
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Dana's Story

When I was a teen, my foster mother would make these sugar cookies that were unlike anything I had ever tasted...Soft, cake-like little pillows of YUM!!! This is not your average sugar cookie, so if you are looking for the crispy, roll and cut out kind, you've come to the wrong recipe!
Try them plain (as pictured) or ice them or decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles! Any way is delish! Oh, and for those of you who like the Italian Anise Cookies..these are perfect! Just omit the almond extract and add anise instead!


1 stick
unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
3 c
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In your mixer bowl, add the butter. Using your paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until it becomes smooth and a pale in color, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and continue beating, scraping down the sides of bowl, until fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue beating at medium speed. Next, add your vanilla and almond extracts, beating for an additional 30 seconds.
In your sifter, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and sift either into a large bowl or on a sheet of wax paper. Turn your mixer back on to lowest setting and add flour mixture and sour cream, alternating between flour mixture and sour cream. You want to start with flour mixture and end with it. Once last part of flour is in the bowl and incorporated, turn mixer onto medium high setting and beat for 30 seconds.
Drop by teaspoons or tablespoons, depending on the size cookie you want, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly sprinkle sugar over the tops of the cookies. With the bottom of a clean drinking glass, lightly flatten cookie dough, taking care not to apply heavy pressure. Apply more sugar (granulated or colored) or sprinkles. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
When cookies have finished baking, remove and let cool on cookie sheet for one minute and then transfer to cooling rack.

Enjoy! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Jan 21, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
Jessica K 5Kids1Mom
Dec 20, 2013
Looking try this out this weekend. Can I sub plain yogurt for the sour cream??
Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Dec 13, 2013
Hi Dana, I would like to invite you to my discussion group. It's called, "EVERYTHING MEXICAN". Just click justapinch.com/...everything-mexican hope to see you there...BOBBY
Dana Froncek PrettyKitteh
Oct 23, 2013
Adding lemon would be fabulous! Perhaps a teaspoon of fresh lemon zest on place of the almond.. Also you could top these with a lemon glaze! :)
Susan Barker pastamama1
Oct 23, 2013
I was thinking the samething! My husband loves them with lemon.