These are my husband's favorite Christmas cookies. The recipe was passed down to me from his mother. The frosting is absolutely delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cookies:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Beat white sugar and 1 cup butter together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat sour cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract into butter mixture.

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  • Stir flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to sour cream mixture and stir well. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Roll cookie dough out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 3-inch round cookies and place onto prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies spring back when lightly touched in the center, 10 to 12 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Beat 1/3 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1105 calories; protein 12.5g; carbohydrates 148.3g; fat 52.3g; cholesterol 218.7mg; sodium 819.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2016
I have made these a lot and have entered them in our local Fair. I have gotten told that they taste like a Loft House cookie when I make them. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2016
I dont' know if the dough will be stiff enough to roll. I think the measurements are off as when I check other similar recipes this has double the sour cream and double the butter for the same amount of flour. Perhaps I will have to bake it like a bar cookie and hope for the best. i will post additional information after baking. Read More
(1)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2016
I dont' know if the dough will be stiff enough to roll. I think the measurements are off as when I check other similar recipes this has double the sour cream and double the butter for the same amount of flour. Perhaps I will have to bake it like a bar cookie and hope for the best. i will post additional information after baking. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2020
this batter was way too sticky to roll our without using a lot more flour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2016
I have made these a lot and have entered them in our local Fair. I have gotten told that they taste like a Loft House cookie when I make them. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2019
Not sweet way too fluffy to roll. Read More