Mom’s Sour Cream Cookies

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Mom’s Sour Cream Cookies

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Mom's Sour Cream Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
 
Old fashioned sour cream cookies, soft, cakey, full of nuts and topped with browned butter frosting.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup nuts chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Frosting
  • 6 tablespoon butter browned
  • 3 cups confectionary sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Candied Pecans
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs and blend in.
  2. Mix together flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Blend into butter mixture and then add sour cream, nuts and mix well together.
  3. Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400°F. for 10 – 12 minutes. Let cool and frost.
  5. Frosting
  6. Brown the butter in a pan over medium heat. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn. Cool a little.
  7. Blend all ingredients together. If needed add a little more milk to get the right consistency to frost cookies.
  8. Candied Pecans
  9. Add the sugar to a small sauté pan. Cook over medium heat until it starts to melt. Shake or stir the pan until the sugar starts to turn an amber brown. Add pecans and cook about 30 more seconds. Be careful not to burn. Place pecans on a greased piece of foil. Cook. Chop before using on cookies.

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