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Sour Cream Spritz

With a subtle eggnog flavour, this versatile, classic cookie can be decorated in a variety of ways and makes a lovely addition to your holiday sweet tray.

  • Yields: about 8 dozen cookies
  • Preparation: 90 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250mL) GAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) GAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream, or Gay Lea Gold Sour Cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp (10mL) vanilla extract, or rum extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) ground nutmeg, fresh
  • 3 cups (750mL) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) salt
  • chocolate chips, chopped maraschino cherries, sprinkles or coloured sugars for decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Beat butter with sugar until very light and fluffy. Beat in sour cream, egg yolk, rum extract and nutmeg until well combined. Stir flour with baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually blend into butter mixture on low speed.
  3. Transfer dough to a cookie press. Press the dough onto ungreased, baking sheets. Decorate as desired.
  4. Bake, in batches, for 6 to 8 minutes or until just pale golden on bottom. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet; transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  • If the dough sticks to the cookie press, to help it release, chill the baking sheets and be sure not to grease or line with parchment paper.
  • For those without a cookie press, reduce the flour by 1/2 cup (125 mL) and use a piping bag fitted with a wide star tip. Pipe loonie-sized mounds, decorate and bake as directed above.
  • Replace the rum extract with vanilla and replace the nutmeg with 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated orange zest for an orange scented spritz.
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Photo of - Sour Cream Spritz

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250mL) GAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) GAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream, or Gay Lea Gold Sour Cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp (10mL) vanilla extract, or rum extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) ground nutmeg, fresh
  • 3 cups (750mL) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) salt
  • chocolate chips, chopped maraschino cherries, sprinkles or coloured sugars for decorating