Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Now that Halloween is getting closer I can indulge in all of the fun activities that I have been eagerly waiting to do with my kids for months now. Today we made Halloween sugar cookies so that we can decorate them for school tomorrow, and Skyler loved it!

I do believe that this is the best sugar cookie recipe ever (ok actually they are called sour cream cookies, and the recipe is not mine, it originally came from a friend Allaina)

anyways I love these because they are always soft and chewey, and are impossible to screw up. I also use wax paper to roll the dough which keeps down on the mess, and keeps the cookies lighter because there is no extra flour

Sour Cream Cookies

1 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour

cream margarine sugar, eggs and sour cream. Add dry ingredients. Mix thouroughly and chill for 1 hour. Bake at 375 for 8 min.

oh, and I love pairing it with this icing

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

combine all ingredients, and beat until smooth.

Now I have 6 dozen cookies a very happy boy, and an activity/ snack for school tomorrow which is at my house!


Debbi said...

school at your house? Do you do joyschool?

Carla said...

melanie...those cookies look really good. thanks for the recipe. i'll have to try it. my kids and i do sugar cookies every year, it's always nice to try something new.

Melanie said...

yes, joy school it is, well kind of - same idea, but we are not paying for the curriculum, and the kids LOVE it!

houseofhud said...

I'm glad you LOVE my cookie recipe! I have to's the best one out there!

The Bullknitter said...

thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it out.