by Andy Dietrich
My family has a recipe that signals the coming of winter. The scrumptious aroma ascending through the air as the oven door opens, begets a fresh, delicious batch of homemade Sour Cream Sugar Cookies.
The title and ingredients make this treat sound repulsive, right? Who would want to eat a cookie containing sour cream? Well, do not let the title fool you, the cookies themselves are incredible. The cookies taste nothing like the sour cream used to bake them because the sugar blends into the sour cream to make the cookies sweet, while also making them fluffy. The cookies are then decorated with sprinkles of all kinds: snowflakes, red and green dust, clear beads that make the cookies shimmer in the light like a disco ball.
The cookies have become a family winter staple. The cookies’ taste makes you want to sit around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa to accompany the cookies, while the decorations give you the winter feeling.
The recipe has traversed the generations of my family, my grandmother made them for my mother, and now my mother makes them for me.
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda.
Mix the first 5 ingredients and beat until smooth, then add dry ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar or decorations and bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes.
This post was written by Jesse Conrad