Ever since I could remember there being a Christmas with my Grandma there has been these amazing cookies. They are basically like crack! You eat one and you will find it hard not to devour the entire batch. Since my Grandma has been so kind as to come help me with my older girls after having Harper, she also decided to help me learn to bake these prized treats. Don’t get me wrong… I have made them with her countless times but the single time I made them myself (many years ago) they did not turn out right. So with her assistance we will share this age old family recipe with all of you… enjoy!
2 cups Sugar
2/3 cup Crisco
1 cup Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Coriander
Colored decoration sugar (we used regular white sugar and added red and green but any will do!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together sugar and crisco than add eggs, sour cream and vanilla (best if eggs and sour cream are room temperature)
In seperate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and coriander.
Add the dry ingrediants to the creamy mixture until well blended.
Mix together about 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar and sprinkle in the colored sugar until you get your desired look.
Drop a large tablespoon of dough into sugar mixture and gently form into a ball and cover with sugar (ball does not need to be perfect).
Place on cookie sheet.
Bake for about 14 minutes or until edges are slightly browned but before the top becomes browned. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack. This recipe makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.
** I highly recommend placing parchment paper on your baking sheets to ensure that the bottom of the cookie does not over cook. Also, make sure your cookie sheets are cooled before placing dough onto them (wait about 5 minutes after removing from oven between batches).
Although these are insanely delicious any way you eat them I do prefer eating them once they are cooled completely. They are very soft cookies so if they are too hard they were cooked too long. Place them in a sealed container or baggie to keep fresher long.