Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookie Recipe

December 20, 2020

Family traditions during the holiday season are what memories are made of. One tradition the Shorter family has each Christmas is making Mari Shorter’s famous old fashioned sour cream cookies. Check out the recipe below and our past interview with Mari, where she shares what she’s grateful for and so much more.

With it being the Christmas season, we all have traditions we follow whether it’s attending the tree lighting downtown with your kids or baking cookies with your family like our sour cream cookie recipe.

Old Fashion Sour Cream Cookie Recipe

With it being the Christmas season, we all have traditions we follow whether it’s attending the tree lighting downtown with your kids or baking cookies with your family like our sour cream cookie recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 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
With it being the Christmas season, we all have traditions we follow whether it’s attending the tree lighting downtown with your kids or baking cookies with your family like our sour cream cookie recipe.

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and almond flavoring thoroughly.
  3. Blend dry ingredients: add sugar mixture alternating with sour cream.
  4. Divide dough; roll out to 1/4 inch think on a well-floured pastry cloth.
  5. Cut with 2-inch cutter; place on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Decorate as desired.

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

*Makes 4 – 5 dozen cookies.

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With it being the Christmas season, we all have traditions we follow whether it’s attending the tree lighting downtown with your kids or baking cookies with your family like our sour cream cookie recipe.
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