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Southern Sour Cream Cookies recipe

Old-fashioned soft sugar cookies toppedwith cinnamon-sugar.

Recipe: Southern Sour CreamCookies

1/3 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  • In a large bowl combine shortening and2/3 cup sugar; beat in egg until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, bakingsoda, and salt; slowly pour 1/3 flour mixture into creamed mixture;alternately with 1/4 sour cream; 1/3 flour mixture; 1/4 sourcream and remaining flour mixture, blending with each additionalmixture. Stir in chopped walnuts until combined.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoon ontolightly greased cookie sheets. Dip a glass in water; then into2 tablespoons sugar and press glass bottom on cookies, slightlyflattening to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Stir together remaining sugar and cinnamon;sprinkle over the cookies.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.Transfer cookies onto a wire rack for cooling.

    Makes 36 cookies.

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    Easy cut-out cookies that are wonderful anytime of year. I received this recipe when I was in grade school so it is a good recipe to have kids help with.

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