Do you have recipes that bring back memories when you make them? You know, that one recipe that you have a specific memory of? That’s exactly what these pie crust sugar cookies are to me. I remember baking (and devouring!) them at my Great-Grandma Ellis’ when I was really little. This recipe didn’t resurface in my life for years. I searched and searched for it, but it seemed to have passed on into recipe heaven. Until two years ago when I begged my mother to help me find it. I practically threatened her life. I take my treats very seriously, I’ll have you know.
These cookies are delicious. And they’re tiny so you can have a lot of them without feeling like you’re doing any serious damage. ;)
- 1c butter (softened)
- 2 c flour
- 1/2 c sour cream
Cream butter and flour together and then slowly add sour cream. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of two hours. Once chilled, roll to 1/4″ thick. Using a small circular cutter (I used the lid from my vegetable oil! I’m so clever…), cut out tiny circles and place on a greased cookie sheet. Poke holes with a fork in the tops of cookies. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7 minutes and allow to cool!
- 1/4 c butter (softened)
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and powdered sugar together. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix well. Drop one drop of your choice of food coloring and mix, mix, mix! Spread some frosting on the bottom of one cookie and sandwich it with another! Keep cookies chilled until ready to serve.
The magic behind these cookies is how light they are. I mean, it’s like eating really, really delicious pie crust. That’s been sprinkled with sugary goodness and filled with fantabulous frosting. I’m salivating just typing these words. So sad to say I ate all these cookies after photographing them. This recipe makes A LOT. And I ate them all…
Pop ‘em like popcorn, my friends. I feel so nostalgic whenever I make these. It’s funny how a memory can do that to you. Do you have a recipe that just takes you to memory town? I’d love to hear!