Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sour Cream Cookies!


Hello, My Blog Friends!

Sorry I have not been around too much lately.

School has been crazy and my weekends have been very busy...in a very good way.  Details to come!

I made these cookies for my department meeting the other day.  My colleagues liked them very much.  Hope they don't remember just how much they liked them because I am never making them again.  I am just not a rolled cookie gal.  I nearly killed myself off trying to roll these out.  There was flour all over.  It was not pretty.

You are probably more patient and talented, so go for it!







SOUR CREAM CUT OUT COOKIES
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3 1/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter

Sift together: flour, salt and soda. Combine, in different bowls, butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla, mix. Add sour cream and 1/2 of flour and blend. Add rest of flour. Put in refrigerator 20 minutes. Roll thin and cut out. Bake in oven at 350 or 400 degrees until done (light brown). For softer cookies don't roll out thin.





Don't the cookies look pretty?  

Yeah, well...

Here's what my sweatshirt looked like after the battle with the dough.  




How do normal people make cookies without making a mess?  


30 comments:

Catherine said...

Well let me just say it ~ YUM~ !!!

Lucky coworkers. :)

Have a happy week Betty!
xo Catherine

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not that patient!
Be sure to check out my post for Tuesday when you're not crazy busy.

Lin said...

I always wear an apron because I'm a MESS anytime I cook. Or paint. Or clean. Or cut the grass. Or.....

Lucky co-workers. I'm not sure I'd go through that much effort for mine.

Old Kitty said...

Luckily, I'm not normal so I set off flour bombs everywhere when I bake! Yay! Awww these cookies are lovely! Take care
x

Shelly said...

I've had a few of those "I fought the dough and dough won..." moments myself.

Tabor said...

Yummy morning photos. Now I do not feel like eating a healthy breakfast! Oh well.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, do those look good. I'm not a cookie roller myself. If I made these I'd figure out a way around that step.

Laura said...

I just have to say YAY!
Yay that you must have some very good things going on!
And Yay that I'm not the only one who makes a mess with rolled cookies. I don't make them often (or ever) anymore.

Alison said...

one word: apron

Rolled cookies only happen around here at Christmas time. And then I don't make them unless I have time to revel in the mess. It's a nice regression to childhood, and cheaper than therapy.

Slamdunk said...

Ha, the VT Tech sweatshirt signifies the look of a great chef.

I am now officially ready to eat lunch and it is only 9:30 am.

Out on the prairie said...

The mess is mastered with how good these taste.They look really good.

michelle said...

I'm popping in from Alex's place... (actually a day late...)
Love the doughy sweater!

Brian said...

We'll take two dozen to go please!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty .. they look delicious .. and I'd be like you - so no worries they all taste good after baking and icing - that's clever! Good for you .. and glad you're happier ..

Cheers Hilary

Tracy said...

Betty, you make me laugh! and I'm certain you looked lovely by the looks of that sweatshirt! You're like me, I have these grandiose ideas and then the work follows...but your co-workers were happy!
:)

Dillypoo said...

They go to a bakery.

jenny_o said...

Those look SO good... for some reason I am imagining these with lemon-flavoured icing ... *drool*

One way around the mess is to roll dough on parchment paper. Cut shapes closely together, leaving them in place and pulling away the scraps. Slide the parchment with the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Re-roll scraps on new parchment & repeat.

Nessa said...

I can't make anything at all without making a mess. These look yummy, but I'm the laziest baker ever so they're probably something I wouldn't attempt on my own.

Ms. A said...

Hope the department appreciated all your efforts, as much as they enjoyed eating them.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Ms. BB the cookies look must delicious and the icing decorations are very well done.

OMC your VA Tech sweatshirt was nearly white. Mom makes a big mess with flour too. After all these years I've learned to stay clear when she is baking.
Hugs Madi

Madi and Mom said...

PS the recipe sounds like you had to use SEVERAL dishes too. Mom is not a fan of recipes that take several dishes.
M&M

karen said...

Oh Betty, those looked soooo delicious! (Said the woman who hasn't had a sweetie for over 5 days...) I know I would have eaten them ALL before I even gave them to my coworkers, so it's a good thing I have no cookies, and no coworkers (I work at home). It would be a deadly combination at this particular point in time. But oooohh my - they did look good, and soft, and, and... AAUUUGHHHH!!!

M Pax said...

Mmmm. You did a better job than I would have. Honest.

annie said...

Betty! How could you!
I was trying to lose a few pounds.
I am begging you.. have mercy!

Gigi said...

No ONE can make rolled cookies without making a mess.....says the woman who is sporting flour from just whipping up an easy, no mess (supposedly) batch of cornbread.

I don't normally do rolled cookies but these look fabulous.

Daisy said...

Oh they look so yummy, Betty! My favorite kind of cookie to make is bar cookies like brownies. Mix the batter and pour it in a pan--easy peasy. Second would be drop cookies. Rolled out cookies--I try to avoid making those! Haha! :D

Hilary said...

Oh yum! They look great. I'm so not a baker. It always seems to be more work than I want to put into food preparation and then there's that other problem... I'd eat it.

Retired English Teacher said...

YUm. I love how you decorated them. I make a huge mess when I bake. Eggs end up broken on the floor, etc.

SueAnn Lommler said...

I always make a mess..so I don't know
Ha
Hugs
SUeAnn

Pat Tillett said...

Takes too much concentration for me. I'll sure eat some though!