I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies


Sour Cream Sugar Cookies (from http://www.simplysogood.com )
Makes about 2 dozen cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup sour cream
3 cups flour


In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat for about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat for another 3 minutes. Sift together baking soda, salt, baking powder and flour. Add alternately with sour cream in three additions. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.


When ready to use, remove dough from refrigerator and divide into fourths. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut into desired shapes. The dough is very easy to handle. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until just barely beginning to brown around the edges. 

Glaze:

1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp. & 1 tsp. water
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix together, glaze the cookies and let it set well.  You will probably need to make a second batch of glaze to do all these cookie, but wait until you need it, don't double as the glaze will start to harden before you can use it all.
(Please see note at the end)


Then take some food colouring and add to small amounts of the glaze.  If you use liquid colour you will have to add a little more icing sugar.  Put some in a ziplok bag and cut a small hole in the corner.   Decorate to your heart's content.


Here are some dreidel cookies too.


NOTE: Oops!  I think I didn't let the white glaze set well enough before putting the coloured glaze on top.  The cookies looked like this a couple of days after making them   : (  




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