Sour Cream Cookie Cutouts


Makes 1 dozen medium cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

First sift and stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg together. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, egg , vanilla and sour cream. Slowly combine in the dry ingredients a little at at time being sure to mix well after each addition.

On a clean , lightly floured surface, roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick and use you r cookie cutters to cut out what ever shape is desired.

425F for 8 to 10 minutes (do not over bake)

Frost with Butter Cream Frosting, can be flavoured to suit your tastes. Recipe to follow. Then decorate with sprinkles and serve.