The BEST Sugar Cookies

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The BEST Sugar Cookies

Yesterday I experimented with a sugar cookie recipe from Pinterest.  Because you just have to have sugar cookies at Valentines.  Of course, I changed it up a little!  And these are quite possibly the best sugar cookies I’ve ever made!  They’re soft and delicious, and the frosting is another experiment that turned out fabulous!  Here’s the recipe:
The original recipe can be found here.

I doubled the recipe which barely fit in my 6 quart Kitchen Aid.
Here’s the recipe with changes I made-

1# (yes 4 cubes) of butter- half melted
3 1/2 c. sugar
Cream these together then add:
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. coconut extract
2 c. sour cream
11 c flour
2 t. baking powder
3 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
Mix all together well.  Dough will be soft.  Take a large handful at a time and knead it slightly on a floured surface until it’s not sticky, then roll it out to 1/4- 1/2 inch thick and cut with your cookie cutter.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.  (you don’t want them to get golden or they will not be soft cookies)

Strawberry Frosting:
2 cubes butter- soft only
6 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk
2 t. vanilla
1/3-1/2 of a small box of strawberry jello powder

I beat this in my mixer on high until it’s nice and smooth.  (the jello will make it seem grainy at first, but will dissolve into the frosting after a bit)



  1. Tosha says:

    Sounds good, minus the coconut extract! lol It's a lot like my recipe. Sour cream makes the cookie! BTW: The recipe you posted is already doubled, right?

  2. JoDee Martin says:

    WHAT?!?!? The coconut extract is the best! You're just one of those crazy people that don't like coconut lol Course I've known you were crazy for years.
    Yes, the recipe I posted is already doubled. 🙂

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