Friday, December 21, 2007

Baking :: Sour Cream Sugar Cookies


This morning I was blog browsing and came across this recipe for Sour Cream Sugar Cookies on Kristina Werner's amazing blog so I decided to make them for a baby shower.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1-1/2 cups sugar (I keep my used vanilla beans in my sugar jar for extra vanilla-y cookies)
1 cup butter
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract (or vanilla scraped from one vanilla bean)
1 cup sour cream
4-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1. Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Add dry ingredients. Mix well, but only until flour is incorporated.
2. Refrigerate and shape.
3. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes (or longer if they're a bit thicker... just watch the first batch and then adjust the cooking time accordingly).

Martha Stewart's Royal Icing:

Makes 2 1/3 cups
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 5 tablespoons meringue powder, or 2 large egg whites
  • water


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugar and meringue powder. Mixing on low speed, add a scant 1/2 cup water. For a thinner consistency, usually used for flooding, add more water. A thicker consistency is generally used for outlining and adding details. Mix until icing holds a ribbon-like trail on the surface of the mixture for 5 seconds when you raise the paddle.
Merry Christmas!