This is the best sugar cookie recipe I've ever tried. The cookies are soft and hold their cutout shape very well. They are perfect for holiday decorating.
Step 1: Sugar Cookie Base
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cream cheese
1 tb flavored extract (vanilla, cherry, almond, lemon) etc.
8 cups flour
1 tb baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 ¼ tsp salt
1. Cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese together in a large bowl. Add in the sour cream, eggs, and extract. Mix well.
2. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and powder into the butter mixture.
3. Form the dough in a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least an hour or overnight.