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Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

As a city kid, I was always eager to visit my grandparents on their Oklahoma farmstead. There I acquired my taste for country food, like these tender cookies with buttery icing.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 9 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (dough will be sticky). Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes with floured cookie cutters.
  • Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 172 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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