1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
*In a bowl, combine butter, sour cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.
*In a second bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and powder, and salt).
*Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.
*With a tablespoon, scoop out cookie dough and form into even balls. Slightly flatten the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
*Bake at 350F until a light gold brown which will be about ten minutes. It will seem undercooked but it is not.
*Let cool before frosting with buttercream.
Buttercream frosting (standard recipe):
1 stick of butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tbs of milk (may need more or less; just test it out)
Gel food coloring, if desired
*Mix all ingredients well (starting with butter, then vanilla, slowly add sugar and finally, milk and coloring)
*Frost your cookies!