Old Fashion Sour Cream Cookies

October 1, 2013

It warms my heart when my daughter Kaitlyn bakes holiday cookies with my mom. Bake a batch with your family and see what happens. It is magic year around.

Old Fashion Sour Cream Cookies

Mari Frosting Sour Cream Cookies


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. almond flavoring
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and almond flavoring thoroughly.
  • Blend dry ingredients: add sugar mixture alternating with sour cream.
  • Divide dough; roll out to  1/4 inch think on well-floured pastry cloth.
  • Cut with 2 inch cutter; place on greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Decorate as desired.

*If you use self-rising dough, omit baking powder, soda and salt.

Makes 4 – 5 dozen cookies.

Warning:  Baking this recipe with small children may result in outbursts of laughter, contagious giggles, wide grins, dirty chins and many happy memories.

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