I have the BEST recipe for sugar cookies, and I'll share it below. The secret ingredient that makes the cookies so good is sour cream, and you'll use this recipe forever after you've tried it once. And don't forget cut out cookies are great fun for Valentine's Day or Easter too!
Soft Sugar Cookies
3 1/4 C. flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 C. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C. sour cream
Put in large electric mixer bowl butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat at a high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Then add flour and baking soda until well blended on low speed about 1 1/2 minutes. Roll out lightly on floured breadboard to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter, put on greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees about 6 minutes (adjust time as needed according to your oven). Bake slightly less for softer cookies. Makes 2 1/2 dozen. These can be frosted. If frosted, leave off sugar.
**I prefer my cookies to be a little thicker, so you can adjust the dough thickness accordingly.
**I usually double the recipe which allows for any cookies that might get broken, and there is plenty to share with friends!