Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This light, cake-like cookie with a delicious glaze (I prefer it without nuts). We only make these during Christmas time, but you can make these whenever.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Cookies: Preheat oven to 375º. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Blend in sour cream and vanilla. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl, then add to the mixture. Mix thouroughly and chill dough if too soft to handle. Drop rounded teaspoons full of dough onto a greased cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until there are no more imprints in the dough.
  2. For Glaze: Melt butter until golden brown, remove from heat. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add hot water to obtain glaze consistency; glaze should spread/flow smoothly on cookies(Should not be as thick as for icing). Glaze cookies.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe. I was going to add it myself until I found yours :) I make them at Christmas too! I add green or red food coloring to the frosting to make them more festive. I also use 1 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar and no granulated sugar and add close to a tablespoon of vanilla as long as a bit of cinnamon. Nice moist cookie. Love it!

aksingingbreeze September 15, 2007