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Sour Cream Figure-Eights

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"These look nice on a plate with other cookies when you're serving afternoon tea or coffee."
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servings 109
Original recipe yields 30 servings (5 dozen)


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  1. In a large bowl beat butter or margarine until softened. Add 1 cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.
  2. Stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to butter mixture. Beat until well mixed.
  3. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Combine cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into rings with a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.
  6. Twist the rings once to form figure eights and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until done. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 109 calories; 4.2 16.5 1.5 16 67 Full nutrition

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Delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Perfect with a cup of tea. Dough was really sticky, so I put it in the freezer and then worked really fast to make the '8' shapes. Also made round circle cookie...

this cookie is pretty good. It does enhance tea or coffee. It is a nice little treat.