Monday, February 09, 2009

Baking :: Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Martha's Royal Icing


Sweet little cookies for my sweet little girls.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
2 tsp. clear vanilla extract
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

Directions

  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.

5 comments:

  1. THOSE ARE SOOOOO CUTE!!!
    Love them!! they look awesome!

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  2. Those cookies look very yummy. Could you please post your sugar cookie recipe. Thanks.

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  3. Hi Anonymous :)

    Right below my photo of the cookies I posted a link (Recipe here) to the recipe. Enjoy! They're delicious.

    Cindy

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  4. Thank you. Sorry I found it right after I posted.

    Joanne

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  5. That's ok, Joanne... you're welcome

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