I heard about these sugar cookies from my sister. I spoke with her on the phone about a month ago, and she mentioned she was making these cookies.
Apparently there is a bakery in Saint George, Utah that is well known for there cookies. This is an imitation of their recipe. I have never been to the bakery, so I don't know if they are a good imitation.
This sugar cookie recipe came from a blog called The Recipe Critic. I made it as directed. I ended up adding more powdered sugar to the frosting to make the consistency a little thicker. For some reason, I didn't take any pictures of making the cookie dough.
The ingredients for the cookies are 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/4 cup sugar, another 1/4 cup sugar reserved, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons water, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 5 1/2 cups flour.
The ingredients for the frosting are 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup milk, food coloring, and 5 cups powdered sugar. I probably used closer to 6 cups powdered sugar.
I mixed together the flour, salt, cream of tarter, and baking soda. I set that aside. I then creamed together the butter, vegetable oil, 1 1/4 cup of white sugar, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and water. I creamed this until it was light and fluffy. I then mixed in the two eggs one at a time. I then gradually mixed in the flour mixture.
For each cookie, I scooped about a tablespoon and a half of dough onto a baking tray lined with a baking made. I placed each cookie dough mound about two inches from one another. I baked the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
I dipped the bottom of a cup in the remaining white sugar and smashed the cookies a little flat. I then baked the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. I let the cookies cool completely.
For the frosting, I creamed together the butter, sour cream, and salt.
I mixed in the powdered sugar and then the milk. I also added the food coloring. I chose a light blue. I spread a heavy amount of frosting on each cookie. I still had frosting left over too.
After frosting the cookies, I added a few colorful sprinkles on each cookie.
These were fun, festive little cookies.
The texture of the cookies were tender and soft.
The frosting was sweet and tangy. I should have added less milk because I ended up having to add more sugar.
These were good. They were butter and sweet. They were also colorful and pretty.