Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
*1 cup Butter, room temperature
*1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
*1/2 cup Extra Light Olive Oil
*1/4 cup Light Sour Cream
*1 3/4 cups Granulated Sugar
*1 tablespoon Honey
*1 teaspoon Vanilla
*1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
*1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
*1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
*1 teaspoon Sea Salt
*5 cups All-purpose Flour, plus 2 tablespoons
*1/2 cup Corn Starch
**Extra Granulated Sugar, for dipping glass jar
*Glass Jar, etc….
In a stand mixer medium-low, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, honey, vanilla extract, lemon extract and sea salt. Mix until light yellow in color. Then add 1 egg at a time mix until eggs are combined.
In a bowl with strainer for sifting add the dry ingredients and sift together the dry ingredients: All-purpose flour, corn starch, cream of tartar and baking soda.
Add Slowly and incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on lowest speed or hand stir, doing this will help so the dough won’t become too tough.
Use a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop heaped with cookie dough or use 3-4 tablespoons dough rolled in a ball and press down each ball with the bottom of a glass keeping them about 2/3 inch thickness, dipping the glass (2 3/4 inches across the bottom of glass) granulated sugar (use small saucer with around 1/4 cup sugar). I also like to use a round cookie cutter (3 1/4 inches)to help not press the dough to thin and to keep them relatively the same size.
Place cookie dough balls on a room temperature, Silpat covered, 1\2 baking sheets.
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven 350*F. for 9-10 minutes. Tip: If you choose to make smaller cookies adjust the baking time as needed.
Cool cookies on the baking sheet. Then place cookies in an airtight container in fridge or double bag them and keep in the freeze until ready to frost and eat.
Keep frosted cookies in an airtight container in the fridge, but best eaten right away.
Serve cookies cold
Makes 33-36 Cookies
Sour Cream Frosting
*1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
*1/4 cup Sour Cream
*4 tablespoons Heavy Cream, more if needed for thinning
*1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
*pinch Sea Salt
*4 cups Powder Sugar
In a stand mixer with paddle attachment on low spread cream together: Butter, sour cream, heavy cream, vanilla extract and sea salt.
In a bowl sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and then gradually add to the creamed mixture until totally combined, adding extra cream to desired consistency for frosting. Frost Cookies and keep refrigerated.
Store cookies in an airtight container to keep them soft until ready to frost. Then frost and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Tip: Double bag cookies and freeze until ready to use. I think doing this step by making cookies a day or two ahead and frosting after freezing makes a softer cookie. Also saves time on the day you need them
Also see Sour Cream Chocolate Sugar Cookies
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