OK here is the recipe- thank you Mrs. Straight- a funny story there- we used to live next door to the Straight's and they had a name plague above their garage with their name on it- we always wanted to put one up that said "The not Straights"
Anyway- I love soft sugar cookies- the kind that your teeth sink into when you eat them- the kind that are still soft the next day- and these are!
2 cups sugar
1/2 c shortening
1/2 cup soft butter
(this is a good time to taste the batter)
Cream these together and add:
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla- and don't use that imitation crap- use good vanilla :)
(Batter is not so tasty after you add the sour cream)
add 4 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
(OK to taste it now it is better)
Chill in the fridge for an hour
roll out with flour- bake at 3:50 for 9 minutes
You can make them as thick or as thin as you want. In between cutting out and cookie- I put the dough back in the fridge because it makes it easier to work with.
I have found the BEST frosting for these is Betty Crocker Fluffy White- not Duncan Hines Fluffy white- it is gross. I have made a lot of frosting in my day and this is better then any recipe I have ever seen. I am telling you it is the best on these cookies. Then you decorate as desired. If you are Taya, you put chocolate sprinkles on every cookie!
Let me know if anyone makes them and what you think.