Monday, October 31, 2011

Ghostly Sour Cream Sugar Cookies ~ Magically Delicious

These cookies were a favourite of mine last year, 
so since I was such a slack non-baking mom this Halloween I figured this retro post 
(originally posted Nov 2, 2010) 
might make up for my less than domestic efforts.

Plus it will be far better for my waste line : )

Me: Honey?

The Agronomist: Yeah?

Me: Did you eat all the sugar cookies I made for the class?

The Agronomist: No....did you?

Me: (Indignantly) No!

The Agronomist: Why?

Me: There used to a whole plate full... and now they're all gone!

The Agronomist: Well?... they didn't just fly away.


PS I'm just in love with this ghost!

These GHOSTLYcookies were so good, 
I might almost describe them as Magically Delicious!

So I figured a recipe like this needs to be shared:  
Sugar cookies are always a kid favourite 
and while Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, 
sugar cookies are becoming a constant in most Bungalow'56 holiday celebrations.

These could be cut into any shape suitable for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  
I hope you enjoy them as much as I wish we could have.... : )

They are a soft perfectly mild (not too sweet) cakey cookie that needs to be rolled thinly, so that they don't turn out heavy.  (ie: see pictures above)

Kids Love Them!

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
(The Kind you find in old fashioned Bakery's)


1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 cup butter (or margarine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract ( almond extract may be used also)
2 eggs
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup sour cream
5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 Tbsp evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract ( or almond)
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups confectioners' sugar

1. Cream sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs.  Add sour cream.
2. Mix together dry ingredients.  Gradually add to the egg/sugar mixture.
3. Cover and hill for 1 hour.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
5. Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick.  Do not make any thicker as the cookies rise.
Cut out cookies.
Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.

6. To make frosting: in small bowl, with mixer at med. beat together the softened cream cheese and evaporated milk until smooth.  Add vanilla, salt and icing sugar.  Beat until well blended.  Color as desired and frost cooled cookies.


This post will be linking up with Darcy@My3boybarians for the return of Sweet Shot Tuesday! Alicia's Tasty Tuesdays and SITS Halloween Party~Get Crafty
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  1. You are too funny...not sure how you did that picture!!!
    Thanks for the recipe! My sugar cookies never seem very soft!

  2. those pics are amazing. I'm always looking for a good sugar cookie recipe; may try this out! :)

  3. Wow! That is, indeed, a Sweet Shot - perfect for Tuesday :) And what a yummy sounding Sugar Cookie Recipe. Next time we do cookie decorating activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, I may have to give them a try instead of the slice and bake variety! :) Have a great day and don't forget to go get that "I Voted Sticker" by voting! :)

  4. Wow. . .amazing things happen up there in Northern Canada!!! Must be the barometric pressure or something:)

  5. I keep looking out my window, hoping that one of those ghosts made it all the way down to Minnesota. So far, I haven't spotted one floating by. If I don't see one by tomorrow, I may have to break down and try your recipe. They look delicious!

  6. Awesome photos! And great story! Love it!

  7. None have made it as far as California either.

    If you could turn a fan on maybe to blow them this direction?

    That would be lovely!

  8. Great - Halloween candy, now cookies, now ghosts OH MY.

  9. OH, Oh! So does this mean I can eat as many as I want and not have to worry about them landing on my hips? Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Did you do that picture all by yourself. I am not near that coordinated.

    Thanks for the recipe. The Daughter and I love to make a mess...and some cookies. (Off now to find turkey cookie cutter.)

  11. Fun post! Thanks for sharing the recipe too. It would be delightful is one flew down to Arizona though!

  12. Such a cute post:) Love the addition of sour cream (and almond extract) to a classic cookie! YUM!

  13. Sounds and looks delicious! But...I didn't see anything about the magic ingredient that makes them fly?

    Great did you do that?

  14. Thanks for the recipe! I have big trouble making cut-out cookies; hopefully this will do the trick! :D

  15. Demon cookies!

    Demon cookies!

    Run for your lives!

  16. I love those pictures Dana - How did you do that?! And thatnks of sharing this recipe. I'm a sucker for sugar cookies and any type of dough/batter with sour cream is good by me! And cream cheese in the frosting? Even better!

  17. Oh, won't get off that easy. I'm going to start a RecipeRevolt like the readers on the Truffles Recipes post I did.



    Come on, peeps, I need you all...hey, you guys broke me down.

    Come on


  18. P.S. As a photographer, you are magically gifted. Oh, yes, you are..

    These pix are beyond adorable..

  19. Um... you did.

    You completely changed this post.

    I feel the ground shifting beneath me.

    It's like a blogging earthquake or continental drift.

    First demon cookies and now this?

    Your blog is scary place to be today.

  20. Those sound so yummy!
    I love a good moist sugar cookie!
    Enjoy the day

  21. These are the best sugar cookies ever! My mother in law uses this recipe and look forward to Christmas baking every year.

  22. Now that's funny! Great shots!


  23. Gonna print the recipe directly after the kids' tae kwon do classes tonight.

    hopefully mine will float as delightfully as yours! : )

  24. Oh how neat! Loved it. And I plan on trying these.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I've missed you♥

  25. Like so many others, I, too, would like to know how you created those other-worldly images.

    The cookies sound yummy, especially with that cream cheese frosting. I actually make sugar cookies with a recipe that includes cream cheese in the dough. It's the recipe my mom used when we made Christmas cookies. I also roll the dough paper-thin.

    Great, creative post, Dana.

  26. Those look good...and sharing the recipe is so nice of you.

    ....but what I want you to share is how you made those pictures!!! For real. Spill it woman.

  27. Here, here, aye, and all other kinds of voting and concurrence with the above posters wanting to know how you got those shots.

    Love the post. Very clever. Looking forward to trying the cookies, too.

  28. I'm so glad you shared the recipe (thanks!) b/c they really did look super delicious ... all the better that you got to keep them to yourselves! I'm impressed with how you took those photos, how'd you do that?!

  29. Oh yeah! Let me just find an Angel cookie cutter and I'll have my Christmas cookies in no time.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    I bet my angels will fly away too....well know!

  30. Oh wow - they look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  31. I loved this post the first time i read it! And it made my heart smile again! You are just so fun!


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