Recipe By LuAnn Wagner
Published Apr 27th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 4 to 5 dozen Calories 127.6

This is light, soft cookie, flavored with vanilla, and topped with a fluffy icing. Pretty just as they are, or decorated for special occasions and holidays.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla, then the sour cream. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda, stir into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 3 Drop cookies by heaping teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost the flat side with icing when cool.
  4. 4 To make the icing, combine the shortening, milk, egg whites, 1/4 cup of flour, vanilla and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Mix on the high speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. The longer you mix, the fluffier it will be.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 127.6
  • Carbohydrate 17.6 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Fat 6 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 51.7 mg
  • Sugar 12.5 g


  1. I really like these cookies. I followed the recipe except used 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and about 3/4 teaspoon almond extract. The flavor was very good but they do need frosting to seem "complete"- I just used a can of frosting. These cookies are reminiscent of dense cupcakes. They're quite soft but not chewy like - Read more ...
  2. I was a little disappointed in the amount of time and energy that went into these cookies yet I give them a 4 for taste.
  3. Soft chewy and delicious.
  4. Delicious super soft and so easy to make! I love this recipe!
  5. These were a lot like those store bought cookies you can get at any grocery store with the thick frosting on top. The flavor of the cookie was pretty plain so I added vanilla and almond extracts to the dough as well as to the frosting and it gave it a nicer flavor. It actually - Read more ...
  6. I love this recipe! The cookies turned out great. The only thing that I did different was to flatten the cookies slightly before baking them. It is my new favorite cookie recipe and I will be making them over and over!
  7. I put these cookies in a rubbermaid container and they got very sticky within an hour or so. Also if the cookies come out out rounded on top so when you go to flip and frost the cookies like the recipe says they teeter-tooter back and forth which is a real pain.
  9. Excellent cookies! Similar to a roll out cookie my grandma use to make. LOVE this frosting!

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