Stenciled Sugar Cookies

Prep 20 m
Bake 10 - 12 m
Chill several hours or overnight



  1. 1 of 6 Stir together flour and salt in a medium-size bowl.
  2. 2 of 6 Beat together sugar, butter, sour cream, egg yolk and vanilla in bowl until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture. Shape into disk; wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. 3 of 6 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  4. 4 of 6 Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut into rounds with 3-inch scalloped cookie cutter. Reroll scraps; cut out. Place on greased baking sheets, spacing 1-1/2 inches apart.
  5. 5 of 6 Bake in 350 degree F oven 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. 6 of 6 Using Royal Icing and stencils, paint holiday designs on cookies by holding stencil flat on top of cookie and, with clean 1/2-inch artists brush, brushing colored icing through stencil onto cookie. Additional features may be painted freehand or piped on with a pastry bag. Makes 1-3/4 dozen cookies.
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