Fall Sugar Cookies Recipe

The leaves are changing and the weather is getting chilly. Fall has arrived! I am not a huge fan of cold weather but I tried to come up with a way to enjoy Fall.

Fall Sugar Cookies

Of course I went with cookies. They are so much fun and really yummy!

Fall Sugar Cookies
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Recipe type: Fall Sugar Cookies
Serves: 60-75
  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 1 cup of Butter
  • 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 eggs (well beaten)
  • 5-6 cups of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  1. Using a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter.
  2. Mix the sour cream and baking soda in a smaller bowl, then mix it in with the sugar and butter.
  3. Add in the vanilla and eggs.
  4. Sift flour and baking soda together and mix it into the mixture slowly.
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. Roll out the dough out and cut into your desired shapes.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes. (adjust time as needed)
I use a stand mixer since the dough gets thick. Should you need to double batch the cookies, DO NOT DO IT! You will burn up the mixer motor. Make 2 different batches to save your mixer.

For the icing, I used Royal Icing.
Royal Icing
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 lbs of powdered sugar (you may not use all of this)
  • gel food coloring
  1. Combine the egg whites and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Shift the powder sugar.
  3. Add the the powdered sugar a little at a time to the large bowl. Use your hand mixer with the hooks.
  4. Once you get a fairly stiff icing, you can use this for piping.
  5. For flooding, you just need to add a bit of water to the icing.
  6. Take bits of the icing to mix up the colors you will need in smaller bowls.
Royal Icing is very forgiving. If it ends up too runny, simply add more powdered sugar. If it is too think, then add more water.


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