It’s that time of year, Christmas! I love this time, lights, decorations, smell of pine from the Christmas tree, sweet treats, fudge, cookies!! I love baking and I feel like the holidays gives me a good reason to put my mixer to work and fire up the oven. Christmas sugar cookies are a given on the list of holiday treats. Here is a recipe that I have been making for years, these cookies are amazing!! The sour cream in the cookies is what makes the difference.
Christmas Cookie Cut-out
2 cups butter, soften
2 cups white sugar
1 cup sour cream
7-8 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 TBS vanilla
¼ tsp salt
Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and sour creams until mixed. Next add baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour and mix until dough is no longer sticky. Split dough into two balls and wrap with plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Rolls dough out ¼ to ½ inch thick, cut out with cookie cutters. Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Let cookies cool on a wire rack completely before frosting.
Printable recipes card.
Frost your cookies with your favorite frosting or glaze.
Sugar Cookie Frosting
2 sticks real butter, soften
6-7 Cups powder sugar
2-6 T Milk or Heavy cream
2 T Vanilla or 1 T almond extract
Cream butter, add powder sugar and a few tablespoons of milk/cream at a time, milk is used to help blend the butter and powder sugar together. Once mixed add the extract of your choice, and whip the mixture until light and fluffy. If the frosting is to thick to spread add more milk, a little at a time. Color the frosting in individual bowls, and frost those cookies!
Sorry for no pictured of the decorated cookie but that’s how fast they went.