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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Recipe

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I make these cookies for my family and our neighbors every Valentine’s Day. The heart-shaped treats stay soft for at least a week, and they look so pretty frosted bright pink and then piped with lacy frosting.—Carolyn Walton, Smoot, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:55 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 55 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • Paste food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 197 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint with food coloring. Decorate cookies as desired. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Sour Cream Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 197 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

I added a small bag of coconut, then frosted them with a lime flavoured icing. Everyone loved them.

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

I added an extra 1/2 cup of flour to the dough & refrigerated it overnight. The dough rolled out perfectly & the cookies did not stick to the countertops. Even better, the baked cookies stayed fresh tasting for 5 days - I just stored them in a container on the counter. I do agree with other reviewers that they are a little plain tasting without frosting, so next time I will try substituting butter or butter flavored crisco. Otherwise, they are perfect!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

The dough was easy to roll out and the cookies were not too sweet when frosted. A good cookie to frost. I'd definitely make them again!

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

These were so easy to make. I did not even wait an hour to start rolling them out and they worked just fine. This probably wouldn't be the recipe I'd use for just sugar cookies with no icing, however, I liked the taste if these without icing. I think it is just personal preference....it was a great recipe!

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Reviewed May. 13, 2012

The recipe it self needs more flour...and then becasue you add more flour you need about 1 1/2 cups of sugar. if you wanted it more of a sugar cookie like sweetness than 1 3/4 cup.....but even after the 1 hr of chilling it still was a little soft so we had to add even MORE flour....but it still comes out fine! :)

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