Sarah of Beauty School Dropout is sharing a very special cookie recipe with us today: Grandma’s Christmas Tree Cookies.
Looking through the list of ingredients, I see two that aren’t in my own sugar cookie recipe: sour cream and nutmeg.
I can’t wait to try these cookies. In fact, the kids and I might bake a batch of them this weekend.
Thanks for sharing this treasured family recipe with us, Sarah!
Grandma’s Christmas Tree Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together butter, sugar, egg, sour cream, and vanilla.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Add to butter mixture.
Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on floured board. (The dough will be sticky – be generous with the extra flour!) Cut into desired shapes.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely brown. (Do not overbake.)
Ice while warm (this is important!) with Powdered Sugar Frosting.
Powdered Sugar Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk (or maybe a bit more if the weather is very dry)
Food coloring (you only need a drop or two for pastel colors, more for darker colors)
Sarah Kerner is our MOWB Blogger of the Month. Read more from Sarah every Monday in December here at MOWB and on her blog, Beauty School Dropout. You can also find her on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.