So I baked snowflake cookies. (Ha ha! I baked while David was at the store stocking up on all fresh fruits and veggies for the vitamix again!)
And Ester decorated them with (canned) cream cheese frosting.
And I swear to you, these are THE best cut out cookies you will EVER sink your teeth.
The secret ingredient is a dash of nutmeg that make them taste divine!
*I received this recipe from my oldest sister about 9 years ago and have never used anything else since!
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
1. In a separate bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl blend shortening, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until creamy. Gradually add the flour blend mixing slowly. Finally, mix in the sour cream.
3. Refrigerate at least four hours before rolling out on a well floured surface with a floured pin. *I always let these chill over night. Cut out.
4. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 6-8 minutes or until sides start to slightly brown. Place on cooling rack. Frost and decorate when completely cooled.
I always double this batch and still only get 32 cookies from it. But that is enough for our family. I also use the recipe from fall through winter with any cut out cookies we make.
Happy New Year!
~ Patty ~