Thursday, February 9, 2012

Those cookies....

It was certainly a lot of fun last week-end to  have Little Munchkin (5) in the kitchen helping bake cookies.  Big Munchkin (8) was busy reading a Harry Potter book from our shelves.  We, of course,
permitted him to take the book home with him, and he finished it by Tuesday!  The leftover cookies (less four) also went home with the Munchkins.  I wonder if they finished THEM by Tuesday.:-)

Anyway, this recipe was given to Munchomom as part of a shower gift before she was married in 1997.  I am not sure about the original source, but the name may have something to do with that.


3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
- Sift these dry ingredients together, then add:
1/2 cup butter
- Cut butter into dry ingredients until pea-size
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup (may need to add more later) sour cream (I have used reduced fat, and even fat free here).
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
- Mix and add to first part.  You may need to use your hands here, or find that  you need to add more sour cream.
- Divide into two portions, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate, and chill for one hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Roll to 1/2"; sprinkle with sugar, roll again and cut into desired shapes.  Bake on greased or sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 11 minutes.  Yield: depends on size of cutter, but usually around two to three dozen.  If you wish, add other sprinkles, etc. before baking.

A cup of hot chocolate is coming up!
Next post - Was there something else?


  1. These cookies surely look inviting, but I had better stay away from them! Thanks for sharing the recipe, though, as I might know someone who needs it. Hot chocolate does sound like the perfect accompaniment!

  2. Valentine cookies are on the list for this weekend! These look yummy!

  3. Hi Nellie..
    I'll bet that the addition of the sour cream makes these cookies soft and tender. Yum!!
    I wonder if you could spread the cookie dough out in a baking sheet, and bake it that way. Cut it into squares and ice it.

    Hmmm... I might have to give it a try.

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. i find the comments about the sugar and oil funny! i mean, i would take this over mayo soaked coleslaw any day! i think it is fabulous!

  5. Oh Nellie...those Valentine cookies look so pretty and yummy! How I would love to have one of them, along with a cup of

    Thanks for a wonderful recipe..