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Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Sour Cream Cookies, by , is from The Buhler Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Evie Berge
Added: Wednesday, October 24, 2007


1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. thick sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 c. four
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 T. butter, melted until golden brown (the darker, the better the flavor)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar
2 T. hot water; enough until smooth and spreadable
Hint: I make 1 1/2 batches of frosting so I can put lots on each cookie.

Chill dough for about one hour. Drop onto greased cookie sheet with spoon. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until slightly brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Wash sheet before re-using.
For frosting: beat butter, sugar and vanilla together. Add water as needed for easy spreading.
Refrigerate cookies.
For chocolate cookies use 1 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. white sugar; add 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted. For the frosting: melt 1 square unsweetened chocolate with 1 T. butter; beat in 1 c. powdered sugar and 1-2 T. hot water.




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