Okay...this recipe does not fall into the healthy category ANYWHERE and goes against everything we are trying to accomplish, but I guarantee you that this is the BEST sugar cookie recipe ever! I get a lot of requests for it, so I'm posting it to this site. I haven't made it in awhile so I don't have a picture. I might soon though as I usually make them every Halloween. I used to make them and invite all the neighbor kids over to help decorate. It was a fun neighborhood thing to do. Now I have my own kids help decorate.
Mom's Old Fashioned Soft Rolled Cookies
1/2 cup margarine (see I told you)
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup thick sour cream
Then add flour mixture:
3 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4" thickness. Cut with favorite cookie cutters. Bake 400 degree. 7-10 minutes. Decorate with frosting.
This is my mom's frosting recipe that we've always used, but this here is a link to the ultimate frosting. I think it should work well with decorating sugar cookies, too.
1 1/2# powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup crisco
5 T milk
3-6 squirts white vanilla concentrated (I found this at Michael's in the cake decorating section of the store)
Beat trans-fat, uh, I mean, margarine and crisco, the add sugar. Add milk one tablespoon at a time until slightly runny but still thick enough to decorate. Add vanilla then food coloring. We usually put a small amount in cereal bowls and added the various food coloring to it so we would have all the colors we needed.