Fluffy Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Frosting
3 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
In medium bowl combine cake flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Using an electric mixer cream butter & sugar together until fluffy. Add in eggs on at a time stirring after each addition. Beat until fluffy. Stir in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Gradually add in flour mixture just until combined. Chill dough for at least on hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
Roll 1 heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball (you may need a little butter on your hands to keep dough from sticking). Place ball on the baking sheet & flatten to about 1/2 inch thick, molding sides as you go so it keeps it's circle shape. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until edges turn slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes & then transfer to wire rack, let cool completely.
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
about 2 tablespoons milk
Using electric mixer with whisk attachment blend butter & sugar. Stir in vanilla. Add milk a little at a time & blend until frosting is smooth & of spreading consistency. May require more or less milk. Add about 2 drops of red food coloring to make it pink (or a few drops of any desired color). Use immediately.
*this will be enough to frost all your cookies, or two 8 or 9 inch cake layers, or 9x13 inch cake.