Kathy's Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

“This is a recipe I got from my awesome mother-in-law. We used to always make them around Christmas and have lots of fun together. She was the one who inspired the baker and cook in me so these are very special to me. It would not be Christmas if I didn't make these at least once! The dough needs to refrigerate overnight. I frost these with "Sugar Cookie Frosting". These cookies are recommended to be frosted. These are not the type of cookies you want to just use sprinkle sugar on. There are other recipes for that if you don't want to frost them.”
READY IN:
7hrs 10mins
SERVES:
60
YIELD:
5 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix the vinegar and milk to make sour milk.
  2. Add vanilla to the sour milk; set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time.
  5. In separate bowl, blend together baking soda, salt, flour and baking powder.
  6. Add flour mixture, alternately with sour milk mixture, to the creamed sugar and egg mixture.
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. On floured surface, roll out dough to desired thickness, about 1/4 inch.
  9. Cut out with desired cookie cutter or cutters.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes; I like mine soft.
  11. Let set on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to wire rack to cool.
  12. Frost when cool.
  13. This recipe should make about 5-6 dozen, depending on the size of the cookie cutter you use.

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