1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups all purpose flour
Cream together the butter and shortening.
Next, add in your egg, vanilla and sour cream. When that's mixed thoroughly, add in your flour, one cup at a time, scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is even.
Then I came back to the kitchen and started rolling out the dough. I used my new Fleur de lis cookie cutter I bought at my friend Sarah's cooking store out in Seattle (www.mrscooks.com). Love this place.
These were pretty large cookies, but the recipe makes a lot of dough, so you can still get around 3 dozen out of it.
I wanted to make these a little prettier, but wasn't really up for making a batch of frosting. Instead I went for a little texturing/drawing with a toothpick.