Confession: I hate making sugar cookies.
I feel like they're a 3 day long process. One day to make the dough, one to roll and cut out and another to frost and decorate. I'm much more of a drop and bake kind of gal.
So, when my son saw these adorable cookies on Pinterest, my heart sunk a little bit. But. It is scarecrow season, and it is close enough to a holiday to merit making sugar cookies, so I agreed.
Technically, there is supposed to be "hair" on that scarecrow, but it was just one too many steps for me. He would be a cute Frosty for Christmas too, don't you think?
And, they're fun for little hands to design exactly how they wish!
Anyway. You really could use any sugar cookie recipe to make these, or even get store bought cookie dough. However, here is our favorite sugar cookie recipe:
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
6 c. flour (save 1 c. for the end)
1 t. basking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 c. butter (room temperature)
2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. sour cream
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream at low speed until combined.
Add dry ingredients at low speed just until combined. Add remaining cup of flour as needed for correct consistency. Roll out and cut into shapes as desired. Bake at 425 for 7-8 minutes.