Sour-Cream Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins




  • NOTE: Ingredients and Directions for Glazing Icing is at bottom of Directions.
  • Beat butter and shortening about 30 seconds or until softened.
  • Add sugar, egg, sour cream, baking powder, lemon oil and half of the flour.
  • Beat until thoroughly combined, scraping side of bowl. Beat or stir in the remaining flour.
  • Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut with desired cookie cutter, dipped in flour to prevent sticking. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes or until edges are firm and very lightly browned. Slide parchment paper with cookies attached onto counter top to cool for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • If you choose to decorate your cut-outs with coloured icing, blend 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in small saucepan. Boil until 1st indication of threads appear (230 degrees). Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup powdered sugar. If icing becomes sugary while using, reheat slightly with several drops of water.