Soft Sugar Cookie Cutouts

“These are my oldest sons favorite cutouts. The sour cream helps them stay soft , moist and get kind of "puffy" when you bake them. Prep time does NOT include chilling time for dough.”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
5 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and sour cream until fluffy. Mix in orange peel.
  2. In a seperate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture into creamed mixture. Beat until well-combined.
  3. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap or wax paper. Chill for about 2 hours.
  4. When dough is chilled, preheat oven to 400.
  5. Roll dough on to lightly floured surface to about 1/8"-1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets about 2" apart. (If desired, sprinkle with colored sugars). Bake at 400 for 6-9 minutes or until edges slightly golden. Cool about 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

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