Sour Cream Cookies
These are one of Claire’s very favorite cookies, and I’ve never made them before. My mom always makes them for the holidays, and Claire gets her “fill” of them at her house. She ate so many of them last year that her stomach began to hurt…definitely too much of a good thing!
So I decided that instead of having her indulge so much in one day that I would also make a batch that she could enjoy throughout the holiday season. So I pulled out my mom’s recipe from her church cookbook and made sure I had all the ingredients. And yes, sour cream is one of the ingredients…as well as lemon extract and orange extract. I think those two ingredients give these cookies just a light and fresh flavor.
And if you love a soft texture cookie, which I do…then you will LOVE these! Not to mention the cream cheese frosting. And because they have frosting on them, you know what that means…out come the sprinkles and decorations! It’s always fun to decorate cookies and give them your own special touch. Don’t you agree?
You can go all out with the sprinkles or add just a few or none at all…the frosting is good all on it’s own.
Have I tempted you yet? If so, be sure to grab your printable recipe below and start baking…
- 1 c shortening
- 2 c sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 pt sour cream
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 5 c flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 lb butter
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
Add sour cream, baking soda, vanilla, lemon extract and orange extract.
Sift the dry ingredients together and mix with the creamed mixture.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter on it. Bake 10-12 minutes. Be sure not to overbake them, as you will lose the softness.
Allow the cookies to cool.
Mix together the frosting ingredients and spread on the cooled cookies. Decorate with sprinkles, as desired.
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