Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Cookie Making

 

My friend Jennie gave me her Sour Cream Cookie recipe and I made it on Saturday.  Then we had fun frosting all those cookies!  There were a lot of them!  This recipe is great!  Easy to make and they taste so good.  I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour in mine and I used all vanilla flavoring because I am not a fan of almond flavoring.  I did divide the frosting into 3 bowls (and flavored it all vanilla) and colored it red and green and left one white.  The recipe is a doubled recipe so if it is just too many cookies for you .. you can cut it in half.   But before I share the recipes here are some pics..





And while we were decorating cookeis .. the guys were busy doing what they always do (and of course I was interrupting by taking the picture!! LOL) … 


  


Here is the recipe….   


Sour Cream Cookies

4 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup butter (approx. 2 sticks plus 6 TBSP), softened
4 eggs
2 cups sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
2 tsp. baking soda
9 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350º. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add eggs, sour cream, vanilla and almond extract to the sugar/butter mixture. Mix. Add to that the baking soda and flour. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake 8-10 minutes. This is a doubled recipe. A single recipe uses 2/3 cup butter. Recipe makes approx. 12 dozen cookies.

FROSTING

8 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 stick butter, softened
2 dashes of salt
2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla
milk to right consistency

You can divide the frosting into 3 parts before adding the flavoring. Flavor 1 vanilla & color pink. Flavor 1 almond and color green. Flavor 1 maple and leave white. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and flaked coconut.

3 comments:

  1. Looks good! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  2. Wonderful pics. Oh those look yummy. And thank you for sharing the recipe as well.


    God's Blessings,

    Amy Jo

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  3. my mother often makes these same cookies yours look so super cute love the red and green colors on the cute cookies http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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