I first tried these cookies a couple years ago during a potluck at work. They were so good, I had to get the recipe. My co-worker was so nice that she shared her mother's recipe with me! Yay! So much time has passed and I just barely made them for the first time. They are delicious, I can't believe I hadn't made them before....ok maybe I know why...cause they are so good, you eat them right away.
p.s. The day I made them...I realized I didn't have any sour cream so I used strawberry yougurt. They turned out great, so you can make them with either sour cream or yougurt. Also, I halved the recipe and I ended up making like 4 dozen cookies.
2 C sugar
1 C butter
Mixed: 1 C sour cream and 1tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
5-6 C flour
Mix everything together except for flour...that's last. Add 5-6C flour (dough should be sticky, not dry). Roll out on floured counter with a floured rolling pin until it’s about ¼” thick. Be gentle with the dough when rolling it out, you can “bruise” it--and try not to handle it too much, it makes the dough tough. (I usually cut out my shapes and set the scraps to the side until the end—then I gently mush all the scraps together at the end and do another batch. It helps keep the dough fresh and soft for the first 3 or 4 batches.)
Bake at 350 for 8-10 min. Cookies will be slightly brown on the bottom.
Butter Cream Frosting:
1 stick softened butter
2 or 3C powdered sugar
A little bit of milk
1tsp or so of vanilla
Mix. Add powdered sugar as needed.