Sourdough Sugar Cookies

Recipe by Renate
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Cookies: Cream together shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs, sourdough starter, and flavorings;.
  • mix well.
  • Stir flour mixture into starter mixture until well blended.
  • Chill dough, if desired.
  • Roll out dough 1/4-inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° until very lightly browned.
  • Remove immediately from oven and transfer cookies to cooling rack.
  • When cool, paint with egg yolk paint.
  • Use clean paint brush.
  • Decorate with icing.
  • Egg-Yolk Paint: Blend together egg yolks, water, desired good coloring and corn syrup to sweeten.
  • If you want to use more than one color, divide into small jars before adding color.
  • Icing: Combine ingredients.
  • Beat with electric mixer at high speed for 7-10 minutes--Icing is now ready to use.
  • Keep bowl covered with damp cloth to prevent drying.
  • Icing will dry very hard and cookies are stackable.