Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookie Recipe
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.
Old Fashion Sour Cream Cookie Recipe
- 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 325 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 a well-floured pastry cloth.
- Cut with 2-inch cutter; place on a 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.
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