Sour Cream Sugar Cookies (from http://www.simplysogood.com )
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
1 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar
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.
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 : (