Shalan Rickard

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. lemon extract or almond extract
3-4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Mix wet ingredients, then add in dry ingredients. Don't over-mix.

Roll out about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out with your favorite cookie cutter, and bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Let cool. They should turn out light and fluffy.


1 cup butter
1 bag confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. almond, vanilla or lemon extract.

Or, if you don't feel like making frosting, I use Duncan Hines cream cheese frosting.