Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 + 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 to 5 + 1/2 cups white flour

Oven to 350

Thoroughly cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Mix baking soda and sour cream together and add to creamed mixture. Sift together baking powder and flour and blend into creamed mixture. Dough should be easy to handle and roll out.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cutters. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake on an ungreased sheet for 9 minutes.

Makes 4 dozen.