You might be saying to yourself, yuck sour cream in a cut out cookie? But these are absolutely my favorite Christmas Cookie, and if you aren’t a big fan of Anise, you could always substitute plain vanilla extract or maybe even almond or any other flavor you like. These cookies come out so soft and moist, they really are delicious.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups of flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. Anise Oil
- 1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups powder sugar
warm milk ( a little at time until right constitency)
1/4 tsp. Anise Oil
Cream butter and sugar together.
Mix together dry ingredients.
Beat eggs and add Anise Oil
Add eggs and sour cream to the creamed butter/sugar mixture
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together
Mix until fully combined and dough like texture
Form into dough balls, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple hours or over night. Can be frozen too.
Time for cut outs! Remove dough from refrigerator. I usually work one dough ball at a time. Dust counter with flour, rolling pin and hands with flour. Work dough until a little soft and roll out. You can make them as thin (if you like crispy) or thick as you want (if you like soft and chewy) as you want. Place on ungreased cookie sheets or parchment paper cookie sheets.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Each oven is different, so I always check periodically until light brown.
Let cool and make frosting.
I separate my frosting and make different colors.
We always leave some plain for the people that don’t like frosting. Then we frost and sprinkle with colored sugar.
I am definitely not winning any awards for my cookie decorating but then they are made for eating! Yummy. Enjoy.
Leave me a comment below letting me know if you made them and what you and your family thought. Happy Holidays!