Sour Cream Cookies, Rolled

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  • 23 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 60 servings

Decorate these sour cream cut-out cookies with icing, colored sugar, or ground spices. Scroll down to see more Christmas cookie recipes.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • Optional: dash nutmeg or cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/2 cup colored sugar
  • Optional: 1/2 cup icing

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly.
  3. In a bowl, combine baking powder with flour; set aside.
  4. In a bowl or cup, mix the baking soda with sour cream and set aside.
  5. Cream the shortening with sugar until light; add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  6. Add the flour mixture and sour cream mixture, alternating, in about 3 additions.
  7. Chill for at least an hour.
  8. Roll the cookie dough out to about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface and cut into shapes.
  1. Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheets. If desired, sprinkle with colored sugars or spices.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Ice, if desired. See: Vanilla Icing or Glaze for Cake and Cookies

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 59
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 57 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)