Saturday, November 15, 2008

Farmhouse Cookies

These are my favorite cookies--I look forward to making them every holiday season because they are the best sour cream type sugar cookies. My Aunt Kay gave this recipe to my mom years ago and they have been a family tradition ever since. If you are looking for a great recipe, this one is a sure bet.

Farmhouse Cookies

Cream together:
1 Cup shortening
2 Cups sugar

Then add:
2 eggs
1 Cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

To 4 1/2 cups of flour add:
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until fully combined. Add 3/4 cups walnuts if desired (YUM!). Refrigerate for at least thirty minutes. Sprinkle dough with sugar before baking if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges start to brown. I like to freeze this dough in rolls and then slice it for baking. The recipe makes a ton--at least three dozen--depending on how big/thick you make your cookies.

Scripture of the Day: 3 Nephi 23:1

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