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Decorating Ornamant Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • CLASSIC SOFT SUGAR COOKIES:
  • 3 1/2 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C. butter softened
  • 1/4 C. Crisco shortening
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • optional flavor options: lemon zest, orange zest, rum extract, almond extract
  • Ornament Decorations:
  • Frosting
  • Rolos The bags have individually wrapped ones but the "sticks" are unwrapped in side
  • Mini M&M's or an small candy!

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
  2. 2. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. In a stand mixer, beat butter, Crisco shortening and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add egg, rum extract, vanilla extract and sour cream and beat until combined.
  4. 4. Add flour mixture and stir only until combined.
  5. 6. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface. I rolled mine out to about 1/4 of an inch but you can make yours as thick or thin as you like! (The thicker the cookie the more time in the oven and the thinner the less time.) Cut out using desired shape and place on cookie sheets.
  6. 7. Bake for 7-10 minutes depending on how soft you like your cookies!
  7. 8. Let cool.
  8. 9. To decorate like ornaments: Frost cookies with your desired color and flavor of frosting. Top with a Rolo (wrapped or unwrapped and Reese's Cups work too!). And use mini M&M's to make stripes and designs. Ta-dah! So fun and easy!