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Want the best soft sugar cookies to bake for Christmas? 

Years ago my friend (& sometimes writing partner) Ann Miller House sent me a Reflections of the West cookbook from Texas.  In it I found treasure that I’ve been baking and sharing every since.

                                                     Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter softened         1/2 cup sour cream                1 cup sugar

3 3/4 cups sifted flour            1 egg           1 teaspoon baking soda          

1/2 teaspoon salt                     1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract          

Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in mixer bowl until light and fluffy.  Add sour cream. Mix well. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to sugar mixture gradually, beating well after each addition.  Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface.  Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Don’t overbake. Cool on wire rack. Frost and decorate. (Makes about 48 cookies)

I usually make a double batch. When baking cookies always remember — have fun and enjoy — you aren’t just making cookies — you’re creating memories!