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Sour Cream Cutouts

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 6-1/2 dozen

Rich and tender with a lovely vanilla flavor, these cute cutouts are sure to catch Santa's eye when you leave him a plateful! It wouldn't be Christmas without these expected treats. —Jane Grosvold, Holcombe, Wisconsin
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • Gel food coloring of your choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Tint some of the frosting with food coloring; decorate cookies as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 109 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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