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Auntie Van's Christmas Cookies

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Servings: 72
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  Granulated sugar
1  cup  Butter, softened
2    Eggs
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
5  cups  All-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  Baking soda
1  cup  Sour cream
    -----COFFEE FROSTING-----
1  tablespoon  Instant coffee granules
1  tablespoon  Hot water
6  tablespoons  Butter, softened
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
3  cups  Sifted powdered sugar
1/3  cup  Whipping cream

Beat granulated sugar and 1 cup butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll out 1 piece on lightly floured surface to 1/8" thickness (keep remaining dough refrigerated). Cut into desired shapes; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough. Cool completely. Frost with Coffee Frosting. Makes 6 dozen cookies. COFFEE FROSTING: Dissolve coffee granules in water. Beat 6 tablespoons butter in medium bowl until soft. Stir in coffee mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add powdered sugar; mix until well combined. Gradually add cream until good spreading consistency.

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