Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft sugar cookies are a terrific alternative to rolled cookies for Christmas or any time you want to bake with the kids. There's no cutting required, and these cookies positively melt in your mouth. This lovely recipe I founded at site.

These are the ingredients you will need

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
sprinkles or colored sugar for decorating
This is how you make it

With an electric mixer, beat sugar and shortening together.

Beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to wet ingredients, on low speed, until incorporated.

Refrigerate dough 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Form dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in colored sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with your fingertips. Bake 9-10 minutes until just set. The sugar cookies may appear underdone. Let them cook on the baking sheets for 10 minutes and they will firm up.