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Christmas Sugar Cookies

"Sour Cream keeps my favorite sugar cookies extra moist," notes Lisa MacLean of Winslow, Arizona. Dress them up with a drizzle of tinted white chocolate or dip them in white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • White candy coating
  • Green paste food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in the sour cream, honey and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white coating; stir until smooth. Stir in food coloring; drizzle over cookies.
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  • grandkidsx3
    Dec 16, 2013

    I haven't baked these yet so I can't rate them, but had to put in one so I put in a 1 star rating. I wanted to know what is"ground mace"?? I've never heard of it before. Thanks so much!!

  • bluetigereyes2
    Mar 5, 2012

    This was a nice, soft sugar cookie. However, the flavor from the mace was overpowering. I would suggest either using 1/2 of the amount called for in the recipe or substitute either cinnamon or a little nutmeg in its place. I will make these cookies again, just with modifications to fit my family's tastes

  • adyoder
    Dec 21, 2010

    My family loves this cookie. I thought the dough was easy to roll and cut. They are very moist after baking.

  • LauraManning
    Dec 17, 2010

    Excellent taste and texture.

  • lbeazley
    Dec 27, 2009

    My family and friends loved these cookies! I will make this every Christmas.

  • piggyacres
    Dec 11, 2009

    The perfect recipe! It works just like it says. Only change is that I rolled 1/4 the dough out at a time between sheets of plastic wrap. Nice flavor and great texture.

  • mcjrix
    Dec 13, 2008

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