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Christmas Sugar Cookies

 Christmas Sugar Cookies
"Sour Cream keeps my favorite sugar cookies extra moist," notes Lisa MacLean of Winslow, Arizona. Dress them up with a drizzle of tinted white chocolate or dip them in white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • White candy coating
  • Green paste food coloring


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg. Beat in the sour cream, honey and vanilla. Combine the dry
  • ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover
  • and chill for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a floured 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white coating; stir until smooth. Stir

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Christmas Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • in food coloring; drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 8 dozen.