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Sour Cream Drops

MY MOTHER is an excellent baker, and this is her recipe. Whether Mom makes these cookies or I do, they always disappear quickly. Friends rave about them and often ask me to bring them to get-togethers. My young children enjoy all kinds of cookies, but these are their favorites. -Tracy Betzler, Reston, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons hot water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan until golden brown; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to reach a spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 80 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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