Alright, so I know I just posted a cookie recipe, but in honor of the holiday I felt this would be a great addition, albeit the colors are all wrong for Valentines Day (I’ll admit, it was snowing the day I made these), but that’s an easy fix! Now, I must say, I was a little worried about trying a cookie that called for sour cream in the recipe (my sister would think I was absolutely crazy since neither of us have EVER been a sour cream fan), but I was pleasantly surprised with these.
Those of you familiar with adding this ingredient to your baked goods surely know that it adds moisture but not necessarily taste, (and by that I mean that you can’t taste the sour cream, thank goodness!). The first thing my husband said after taking a bite of these cookies was, “Wow, these are soft!” My thoughts exactly!
This recipe was given to my mother-in-law by a good friend. These are the recipes that I love, the tried and true recipes that have been around for years because they work! I love running across these, and am so excited when someone offers to share one that has been in the family for nearly-ever. So thank you friend for sharing!
Do you have a favorite family recipe that has been around for years?
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 Tbsp milk or Kefir
- 1 package of Cream Cheese (8oz)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
- Mix butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
- Add in all dry ingredients and mix into the wet ingredients alternating with the sour cream, until well mixed.
- Chill for 1 hour (optional-but I think it helps them not roll too flat).
- Roll out and cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes (I bake mine for 7 minutes so they stay softer longer).
- Mix all ingredients for which ever frosting you choose in a medium bowl, and cover with plastic wrap until you're ready to frost, otherwise the frosting will start to harden.
- Once the cookies have cooled, frost them. You can add a few drops of food coloring to the frosting until it reaches the desired color if you like to change things up a bit or add sprinkles, or you can leave the frosting white. Enjoy!