Sour Cream Snowflakes

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Awesome. Seriously folks, these Sour Cream Snowflakes are that good! Think sugar cookies with a little sumptin’ sumptin’ extra… the sour cream serves as both a fat and a liquid, adding a subtle depth of flavor that can’t be achieved with, say, a bit of extra butter or a splash of milk. The dough is easy to roll and bakes to a firm consistency perfect for decorating.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon rum

1/2 cup sour cream (not light)

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 1/4 cup flour

For the icing:

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

2 drops blue food coloring

Blue sugar crystals or sprinkles for decorating

WIN_20151117_145829Directions

Step 1) Cream together butter and sugar.  Add egg, rum, and sour cream. Mix well.

Step 2) Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Mix by hand; dough will be stiff.

Step 3) Chill dough for at least one hour before rolling 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface.  Cut dough into snowflake shapes, and carefully transfer to greased cookie sheets.

Step 4) Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until edges just begin to brown.  Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5) While cookies are cooling, blend together butter, powdered sugar, and milk to make icing. Spoon 1/4 cup of icing into a plastic sandwich bag, and snip a tiny corner from the bag to make a homemade pastry bag. You should be able to easily squeeze icing from the bag and onto each snowflake, as shown above. If the icing is too thick, add a bit more milk. If the icing is too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.

Step 6) After piping icing onto your cookies, sprinkle them with blue sugar crystals or sprinkles. Let it snow!

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