These are my great-grandmother's recipe and they are fabulous! They are quite possibly the world's best cookie dunked in milk or especially coffee :-) I decided to make them the other day since we had large quantities of sour cream in our fridge, but not much butter. Why - who knows? I suggested to the kids that it would be fun to color the frosting orange and put chocolate sprinkles on them to make them look "fall". They told me that their favorite colors were blue and pink (yes, my 3 year old son loves pink) and in no way was it acceptable to make the frosting any other color :-) They taste just as good either way!
Sour Cream Cookies
3 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c shortening
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
1 c sour cream
Preheat oven to 375 deg.
Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together. (Note that I measure the flour first and then sift, unlike many other recipes). Mix shortening, vanilla, and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add sifted ingredients alternately with sour cream.
Drop by rounded teaspoon (silverware spoon, not actual teaspoon) about 2 inches apart onto greased pan (shortening, nonstick spray, parchment paper - it all works).
Bake 10-12 minutes until they just begin to brown around the edges.
Cool and frost with your favorite buttercream frosting.
Linked up at Around My Family Table. Hope you enjoy!