you know those cookies. the ones at the grocery store that are soft and have all that sugary frosting on top. usually with sprinkles. the ones that occasionally somehow make it into your cart, through the beeper, into your bag, all the way home and into your mouth at 10pm? you know, those cookies.
what say we bake 'em.
sour cream cookies (a.k.a. those cookies)
recipe courtesy of a former student circa 1998-ish
in a mixer, cream together:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
in a separate bowl, sift together:
- 3+1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
gently add dry ingredients to wet mixture and combine just until it's all incorporated (DO NOT over mix). form into a flat round, cover and chill for at least an hour. roll out to about 1/4-1/3" thick and make cut-outs. bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes, watch them the first time to know how your oven will behave - you don't want them to brown. cool on a rack and then decorate!
these are my favorite cookies for cutouts. they are soft and light and not too sweet. the dough freezes great, as do the cookies, so you can have them on hand for when a coookie emergency arises. like last night around 9ish, when a certain husband ate one slathered with leftover chocolate frosting. basically, the cookie was a vehicle for the frosting. and i admire that. heck, i'm the one who made it for him. i know my audience.
enjoy + happy making! xoxo