Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Sour Cream Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies

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From the kitchen of Tristan Slade Gray

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
2 dozen
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease baking sheets.

  3. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.

  4. Blend shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.

  5. Alternately add sour cream and flour mixture, mix thoroughly and divide in half.

  6. Refrigerate dough until firm.

  7. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness.

  8. Cut into shapes.

  9. Place on prepared baking sheets.

  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  11. Cool on wire rack

  12. Decorate as desired.


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