Monday, February 14, 2011

Sour Cream Cutouts

My favorite cut-out sugar cookie recipe ... one I have been using for years and years. A tradition at Christmastime, and also used often around Valentine's Day. I love the soft consistency of these cookies.

Sour Cream Cutouts

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill dough at least 2 hours or overnight. Roll on a heavily floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a 3-inch cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookie springs back when lightly touched. Cool. Mix all frosting ingredients until smooth; spread over cookies.
Yield:  3 1/2 dozen

This year I doubled the recipe, and besides sharing some with grandchildren (and having two of them help with the decorating of some, when they were here overnight on the weekend), I made 5 dozen for a Student Venture event. Cutout cookies bring back a lot of memories ... with six children, we have used this recipe many, many years. A yummy, sweet cookie for this sweet holiday ...

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  1. make me so happy! I love your blog and your 'family recipes'...honestly, I feel like I'm coming home when I come here:) ok, well, I will be trying these b/c this is a new recipe for me! hugs and love!

  2. i have been enjoying these...thank you!!

  3. I was looking for some sugar cookies to decorate for Christmas, and lo and behold, I find these! They look wonderful! Can't wait to try! (Couldn't figure out how to properly label myself on the comment form, so this is Rhonda from Abide at Home) Merry Christmas!