1/1 Photo of Awesome Sour Cream Sugar Cookies With Homemade Icing
1 hr 12 mins
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!
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (16 ounce) bag powdered sugar (equivalent of 2 boxes)
- 1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine)
- 1 tablespoon almond extract
- 0.5 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- food coloring
- candy sprinkles
- 1Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl and set aside.
- 2Cream butter sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes.
- 3Add sour cream and beat well.
- 4Add dry ingredient mix (flour, baking soda, and salt) and blend well.
- 5Roll on floured board to desired thickness. (1/4 inch thick will create thick cookies that will stay moist for up to two weeks).
- 6Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
- 7Bake on greased cookie sheet at 325°F for 12 minutes.
- 8Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
- 9Pour bag of confectioner sugar into bowl.
- 10Whisk the 1 stick butter (melted), 1 tbsp almond extract, and 1/2 can evaporated milk in separate bowl until well mixed.
- 11Slowly 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.
- 12Pour icing into smaller bowls and use food coloring to make icing into different colors.
- 13Decorate with icing as desired.
- 14Use 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.
- 15Use sprinkles, candy, and a lot of imagination to decorate cookies.
- 16Lay 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.
Browse Our Top Rolled Cookies Recipes
You Might Also Like...View All Rolled Cookies Recipes
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