I had the pleasure of making cookies for my future sister-in-law’s wedding shower last Saturday. When I make cookies like this I tend to get VERY detailed. Ha ha! I had always wanted to make some cutesy cookies like this. The cookie cutters were just too adorable!
I have used the same cut-out cookie recipe my whole life! When you find a great recipe, no point in changing! The sour cream and nutmeg just add a very special element to the cookies.
Sour Cream Cookies 1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
Heat oven to 425F. Mix shortening, margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll each part 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until no imprint remains when touched lightly, 4 – 8 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Saturday I had the opportunity to help my mom decorate some Valentine cookies for her adult Sunday School class. It was a blast! She found a new icing recipe that dried shiny and tasted fabulous. The colors turned out so vibrant and beautiful. Baking and decorating cookies is one of my favorite things to do, but SO time-consuming. If my mom hadn’t baked the cookies the day before we would have been decorating until midnight!
My talented and beautiful mother writing on the cookies.
They were soooo pretty! I’m glad there were enough for me to eat a few. 🙂
Today is Richard, our milk hauler’s last day as a full-time driver before he goes into semi-retirement! After a much deserved couple weeks off (he has not had a single day off in 8 months) he’s going to come back and pick up our milk every other day. We’re lucky that we get to keep him!
Since we wanted to do something a little special for Richard, I whipped up these Snickerdoodle cookies for him yesterday.