Christmas sugar cookies from family archives

As much as anything “sugar” seems to be falling out of favor these days, and mostly for a good reason, I cannot let go into oblivion handful of my most cherished recipes. This particular one comes from my Grandmother Felicja. Simple sugar cookies, perfect combination of crunchy on the outside and flaky on the inside. It downed on me looking at the ingredient list how simple and accessible they where. Everything came from the farm: the eggs, butter, sour cream, even flour those days. The only thing she would have to get was vinegar and sugar, really just staples from the small village kiosk. This is the simplicity I am hoping to preserve, even if it contains ¬†sugar! My holiday upgrade this year was using Demerara sugar instead of plain white sugar.

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Ingredient list:

45o grams flour

250 grams butter

1 cup sour cream

2 egg yolks

3 table spoons white vinegar

Mix everything with a knife, and make the dough quickly by hand. Roll out to the thickness of 1/4″ and cut out small circles. Dip one side in egg white and then sugar. Bake in temp. 395F until holden.

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