Do you want something sweet or just nowhere to put products that are about to expire? Sour cream cookies are a great way out of such situations. Sour cream cookies are prepared very simply and quickly, it is almost impossible to spoil it.
And to make the cookies even tastier, learn a couple of tips:
- If desired, pieces of chocolate, dried fruits, various spices, citrus zest, cocoa can be added to the dough. This will make the finished products more original.
- Sour cream for such baking can be used with almost any percentage of fat content (from 15% to 50%). In any case, these simple homemade cookies will turn out to be very tender and crumbly.
- When choosing butter, pay attention to the percentage of fat content and composition. The percentage of fat content should be approximately 82%, and avoid preservatives and vegetable fat in the composition.
- The shape of the cookie depends on your imagination: you can cut the layer into rectangles, squares, cut it out with molds and pass it through a meat grinder.
Step by step method
We collect products according to the list. If necessary, we replace something, supplement it.
Using a blender, mix sour cream with regular (1 tablespoon) and vanilla sugar, egg white until a homogeneous mass is obtained. Set aside the yolk for now.
In a separate bowl, first combine two-thirds of all flour with salt and baking powder. Then we put the softened butter into the dry mixture and grind it with our hands or with a fork into crumbs.
Mix the resulting crumb with sour cream and knead the dough very quickly. Add the remaining flour only if necessary. Keep in mind, the denser the dough, the tougher the cookies will turn out.
We form a ball of dough, wrap it in a bag or just cover it with a bowl. We send it to the fridge for 45 minutes. By the way, you can leave the dough there for up to two or three days.
From the dough we form blanks in the form of small cakes 0.5 cm thick. You can roll the dough into a layer and cut it into squares, rectangles or rhombuses, or use special cookie cutters. We put them on a baking sheet.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°. Combine milk and egg yolk and brush each cookie with this mixture.
Sprinkle the top with walnuts and sugar. For decoration, you can also use ground cinnamon, powdered sugar, coconut flakes.
We put a baking sheet with blanks in a preheated oven. Literally in 20-25 minutes, delicious homemade cakes for tea are ready to become a luxurious decoration of your table.
Tips & variations
Sour cream is better to take the fattest, ideally, homemade. Even if it has already passed its expiration date, it can still be used to make such cookies. In order for the products to rise better, it is worth using sour cream not cold, but at room temperature.
You do not need to knead the dough for a long time and, moreover, add a lot of flour, otherwise it will be hard and not elastic. If during the formation of cookies the dough begins to thaw, it is worth sending it to the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Various dried fruits can be added to sour cream dough: dried apricots, dried bananas, prunes, nuts or even candied fruits.
When laying the blanks on a baking sheet, the distance between them should be at least 2 cm, as the products will increase slightly in size. For a beautiful golden color, you can grease the surface of the cookies with beaten yolks, a whole egg or sugar syrup a couple of minutes before they are ready. So that the cookies are not raw inside and at the same time do not burn, the oven should have a minimum fire when baking.