Sour Cream Soft Sugar Cookies

(Jim Puff)

1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 cups white flour, unsifted

In a large bowl, cream together sugar, butter, and eggs.  Add in sour cream and vanilla, then baking soda and flour.  Refrigerate at this point for a couple of hours or overnight.  Roll out dough 1/4-inch thick on a lightly-floured surface and cut into desired shapes.  Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.  Makes about 6 dozen.  Frost.  

1/3 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (or anise)
3 tablespoons of milk

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, and milk, adding additional milk until frosting is of spreading consistency.