Cream Sugar Cookies


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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 70 Min + Chilling
Bake Time: 10 Min/batch + Cooling
Serving Size: 4 1/2 dozen

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Recipe


1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened
9 cups confectioners' sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 to 3/4 cup 2% milk
Paste food coloring


1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter.

3. Place 1 in. apart on baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

4. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint with food coloring. Decorate cookies as desired.

Nutritional Information
1 cookie equals 197 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.




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