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    Awesome Sour Cream Sugar Cookies With Homemade Icing

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    1 hr 12 mins

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    12 mins

    Kay14's Note:

    This recipe was passed down through the generations from my Great Grandmother. It has been a tradition in our family to make them every Christmas and it becomes an all-day event where we make cookies all morning and decorate them all afternoon. The recipe is pretty simple and the most time-consuming part of the process is decorating, especially when you're in my family and it becomes an artistic competition!

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    1. 1
      Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl and set aside.
    2. 2
      Cream butter sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add sour cream and beat well.
    4. 4
      Add dry ingredient mix (flour, baking soda, and salt) and blend well.
    5. 5
      Roll on floured board to desired thickness. (1/4 inch thick will create thick cookies that will stay moist for up to two weeks).
    6. 6
      Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
    7. 7
      Bake on greased cookie sheet at 325°F for 12 minutes.
    8. 8
      Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
    9. 9
      Pour bag of confectioner sugar into bowl.
    10. 10
      Whisk the 1 stick butter (melted), 1 tbsp almond extract, and 1/2 can evaporated milk in separate bowl until well mixed.
    11. 11
      Slowly blend into the powered sugar a bit at a time until the icing is a good consistency for decorating. Will not take the entire mixture.
    12. 12
      Pour icing into smaller bowls and use food coloring to make icing into different colors.
    13. 13
      Decorate with icing as desired.
    14. 14
      Use remaining butter, almond, evap.milk mixture to freshen up the icing as it hardens over time. Re-heat the mixture in the microwave before adding to the icing. Add to the icing a few drops at a time until the icing becomes spreadable again. You may have to add more food coloring to freshen up the color.
    15. 15
      Use sprinkles, candy, and a lot of imagination to decorate cookies.
    16. 16
      Lay decorated cookies on wax paper to dry, it will take icing about 2 hours to firm onto cookie but once dry you can store them in an airtight container.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2009


      not too sweet of a cookie, so perfect for decorationg! very easy to make. I used 1 cup of WW flour (ran out of white) and they still turned out great!

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    • on October 16, 2008


      This is the iced sugar cookie recipe that I've been looking for. The cookies are thick, soft, and substantial enough to hold up to icing. The icing is sweet, buttery, and hardens so that you can package the cookies away without messing them up.

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    • on January 14, 2008


      These are SO FABULOUS! It's the perfect amount of "sweetness" for me. I don't eat a lot of sweets and I could not stop eating these. Yummy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Awesome Sour Cream Sugar Cookies With Homemade Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (1681 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 904.2
    Calories from Fat 294
    Total Fat 32.6 g
    Saturated Fat 19.9 g
    Cholesterol 111.8 mg
    Sodium 629.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 144.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 92.9 g
    Protein 9.6 g

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