Day 7 – Sour Cream Cookies

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Day 7 – Sour Cream Cookies

So colorfully festive!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream (or 1/2 c sour cream and 1/2  cup vanilla yogurt)
3 eggs
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS:
In large mixing bow, combine sugar, sour cream, eggs and butter. Beat with mixer until light and fluffy.

DRY INGREDIENTS:
5 – 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 tsp salt

Add dry ingredients to first mixture of ingredients and beat at low speed until dough is mixed. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours until firm.

MORE DIRECTIONS
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 – 1/3 inch thickness.

Cut with cookie cutters into Christmas characters or shapes.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

Frost and decorate!!

Sugar Cookie Frosting
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond or peppermint extract
4 cups icing sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk or evaporated milk
Food coloring (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients except sugar and sugar at medium speed in electric mixer until creamy.

Add sugar 1 cup at a time, beating at medium speed until well blended. Add milk. Beat until fluffy and then add food coloring, one drop at a time until desired color is obtained.

Decorate and enjoy!

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