Sour Cream Cookies

Deneece Gursky


I used to be a nanny for two children when i was just about 18. The woman I worked for made these every year for Christmas. When I got out on my own I asked her for the recipe and I have been making them every since! They are a delicious soft cookie with a light flavor and a sweet buttery icing on top!

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1/2 cups crisco
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt


1 c powdered sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
enough milk or water to get correct consistancy
a fellow jap member and friend pat duran suggests adding a tsp of karo corn syrup to the frosting to give it that shiny bakery look! i am def giving it a try!


festive sprinkles and food coloring

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together sugar and shortening, then add eggs one at a time stirring after each egg.
Add vanilla and sour cream
Now stir in your dry ingredients.
Refrigerate dough for about an hour to make it easier to work with.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes
cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.
For icing: Mix sugar butter and vanilla together. Add milk until desired consistancy. Frost each cookie and then top with sprinkles or colored sugar

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #sour cream