Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sour Cream Cookies

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It's time to "Fill the Cookie Jar"! This month, Cynthia challenged the group to bring our best holiday cookies. So, today I bring to you Sour Cream Cookies! My mom and I have been baking these cookies as long as I can remember. The recipe is in an old church cookbook that is slowly loosing it's binding...  I do wish there was a way to get it put back together with some some new spiral binding! It is my go to cookbook for so many recipes. Like this one!



This dough is so soft, it's like working with a "pillow" of cookie dough. It really is a dream to work with. The cookies are very soft, with soft lines. I love how my snowflake cookies turn out with this recipe. Depending on the size and shape of your cookies, this can be a lot of cookies, so I often cut the recipe in half.


If you are interested in joining Fill The Cookie Jar group on facebook, fill out the form that can be found at Fill The Cookie Jar. Each month we bake a different theme for the cookie.
We bake, we share and we enjoy our cookies!

Sour Cream Cookies
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shortening(Crisco)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In large bowl, blend sugar, sour cream, shortening, eggs, and vanilla until combined. In medium bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.  Add dry ingredients to the sour cream mixture, one cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

Divide dough into two balls.  On floured surface, roll dough out to between 1/8" and 1/4" thick, and cut with cookie cutter. Place on lined cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes or just until a hint of golden-ness around the edges.

Cool on sheet 3-4 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely. Frost with your choice of frosting, and enjoy with as many of your favorite sprinkles as you like!







Sharing this at:
Weekend Potluck
Throwback Thursday

36 comments:

  1. i don't think i've ever seen sour cream as a cookie ingredient, but these look great! this is definitely worth a try. :)

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  2. Kris, these are beautiful, and they sound delicious!! I LOVE baking with sour cream- I bet these cookies just melt in your mouth. The way you decorated them is perfect- these would definitely stand out on a cookie tray!!

    When you get that church cook book copied and re-bound, I want a copy!! LOL! ;) Church cook books are the best. :)

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  3. Yum. I was looking for a new, diff kind of Christmas cookie! And a great excuse to stock up on sour cream one of my weaknesses!

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  4. Yum! These look like the perfect cookie. I bet they're so moist with the sour cream.

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  5. These look sooooo good! I haven't made cutout cookies in so long. I need to make some this year. I linked up my peanut butter blossoms to your linky as well :)

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  6. I have never made sour cream cookies, but I can imagine they are great. I love soft cookies, so these sound like they are right up my alley! Thanks so much for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar facebook group!

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  7. Yum! Thank you for sharing! I trade with my friend who HATES to bake (she is a photographer and does our Christmas cards every year) and make her all her cookies! These will be on our list this year!!!

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  8. I've never used sour cream in a cookie, these sound delicious. With this recipe these would be perfect for a cookie exchange.

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  9. I have a recipe similar to this one in a cookbook, and I have often considered making them, but always seem to fall back on the usual. Now I am going to have to try them.

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  10. Wow! This sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Can someone please tell me approximately how many cookies this makes? i know it won't be exact but an estimate would be great! Thank you

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    1. I have talked to a couple family members that have made this recipe, and it really is all over the place based on size of cookie and thickness of dough, but for a ball park number, 5 to 6 dozen.

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    2. Thank ya for trying and that does help believe it or not! :D

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    3. OK They are amazing I just made them and omg they are SUPER SOFT!! Also, I made a bunch of approx. 2 and a 1/2" stars got almost 60! and that is out of half the dough! I will never lose this recipe!!!

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  12. The dough seems very soft, I don't think it can be rolled if not chilled first, thoughts ?

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    1. Marla ~ It is a very soft dough! If it is to sticky, add a bit more flour, but I wouldn't let the softness scare you. I have always been amazed at the softness, pillowy like marshmallows.

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  13. Your cookies look delightful! I love soft cookies like these. And the snowflake shape is just perfect for them.

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  14. Oh Kris....beautiful cookies! I bet the sour cream gives them such a wonderful texture. They do look soft and pillowy. I love old church cookbook recipes....tried and true! And I don't know about you....but I never eat so many cookies as I do at Christmas! Wish I had a plate of these! : )

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  15. These sugar cookies look so good! Thank you for the recipe!

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  16. I meant to say sour cream cookies, not sugar cookies - sorry!

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  17. My Grandmother used to make sour cream cookies and I loved them! Unfortunately I didn't get the recipe so thank you! I will certainly try these out!

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  18. Can you substitute butter for the shortening?

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    1. Judy ~ I have never tried that. It would likely change the flavor and texture, but I would think you would still have a good cookie.

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    2. Ok, thank you. Maybe I will try it both ways and let you know! :)

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  19. I am such a cookie monster - I'd woof down half a dozen of these lovelies in no time flat. =) Thanks a million for sharing them with us at Weekend Potluck.

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  20. These got our attention at Weekend Potluck and are being featured this week. Way to go! Keep sharing. And enjoy a wonderfully blessed Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marsha! Hope you are enjoying lots of homemade goodies this weekend :)
      Merry Christmas!

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  21. These look and sound great. Would love the recipe for the frosting. I'm not real fond of store bought frosting.

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  22. These look and sound so great! Would love the recipe for the frosting; I'm not fond of any store-bought frosting.

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    1. Lisa ~ I really go in the moment when decorating cookies and don't follow a recipe. I did find this one for you which would be really similar to what I do for my glaze. Just be sure to add the water a little at a time so that it doesn't get to thin for you.

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    2. Not sure what happened to the link I tried sharing before, but here it is again: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11082/sugar-cookie-glaze/

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  23. OK. So, where's the glaze recipe you found, please?

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    1. Sheryl, Sorry I don't know where that link went before, but here it is again:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11082/sugar-cookie-glaze/

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