Sparkling Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

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Donna S

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@LUVOFCHOCOLATE

I could not find this recipe from a friend's mother, but googled and here it is. She would always send home with me a little goodie tray with an assortment of cookies at Christmas. She would sprinkle just sugar or different colored sugar crytals on top of some of these and use the icing for the rest. I hope you all enjoy making them...and indulging in one...or two. :)

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Serves:
40 to 50 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • dash(es)
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    orange peel, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Sparkling Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. In mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds using electric mixer. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, beat well. Beat in sour cream, egg, orange peel and lemon extract.
  2. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer, using wooden spoon stir in remaining flour. Divide in half and cover, chill 1 to 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. On a well floured surface, roll out half of the dough at a time to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut dough into desired shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 375 degree for 6 to 7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are light brown. Transfer to wire rack, cool.
  5. Prepare Powdered Icing or frosting, spread the mixture over cookies, immediately top each cookie with candied orange peel.
  6. Powdered Sugar Icing:
    In a medium mixing bowl, beat together 4 Cup sifted powdered sugar and 1/4 Cup milk. Stir in additional milk if needed, 1 tsp at a time, until glaze is easy to spread. Tint with food coloring if you like.

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About Sparkling Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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