Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Softest Sugar Cookie Recipe

Kitchen blue
Smiles bright
Mother baking
Moods light

I wanted to post this yesterday in honor of Mother's Day, because I just love this photo.
My Mother is just so beautiful to me in this picture...and we all look so happy just being with her. That's me in the middle looking super-psyched about those cookies!
This is my kind of quality family time!

And for you: Here is the recipe that I use for the softest and tastiest sugar cookies ever.
I got the recipe from my sister. We will be making these today.

Soft Sugar Cookies

4 c. flour

1 t. baking powder

1 t. baking soda

3/4 t. salt

3/4 t. nutmeg

1 c. margarine

1 1/2 c. sugar

2 t. vanilla

2 eggs

3/4 c. sour cream

Cream together margarine, sugar, vanilla, eggs, sour cream. Add dry ingredients. Roll into ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour. Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch think. Cut into shapes. Bake at 450 degrees for 9-10 minutes. But I cook them for only 6 minutes. Just watch your oven as baking time may vary.


(My Mom's Recipe)

1 stick margarine beaten
Add about 4 cups powdered sugar
add evaporated milk to the desired consistency



  1. Great picture, very cute!!

    Also, I plan to try out this recipe, so thank you for that :)

  2. fantastic picture. what a great memory! and now you can repeat it with your own family.

  3. I love that picture! I can't wait to try that recipe!

  4. OK, that choked me all up. :)

    That picture's a true treasure.

  5. Great picture! Thank you for the recipe. Sounds delicious. :)

  6. Oh, I love that photo, too. She looks like a wonderful mom, and all of you are so cute with her.


  7. what a sweet photo, your mom is truly a gem-totally dedicated to her family...

  8. I can feel the nostalgia from that photo. Your mother looks so maternal and in her element.

  9. 1. how come I have NO PICTURES...
    2. I LOVED that shirt! haha
    3. I remember that bowl/plate...haha...gross hotdogs...is that 4.?
    5...I remember that cuttingboard..haha..
    and 6..look at that couch! haha memory job in deed! That house looks great...not broken.
    8. Is that a BYU shirt on MOM???haha and 9...does Scarlett think she looks like you???

  10. I remember that Christmas decoration that lit up, because the cord ran right by me while I ate...and that awesome round dimmer light switch! And the wall paper, of course!

  11. I just saw this one, and I'd like to add a number 10 to Dawn's comment:

    10. Please tell me that is not the back of my head on the left side of the photo, looking like the family pet under the kitchen table!!!