This post was created in partnership with Snowville Creamery. As always, all opinions shared are all my own.
Hello there friends and happy Friday! With this being the last full weekend before Christmas, I can hear the collective mixers across the land mixing up cookies… can you hear it? 😉 When I was a kid I looked forward to baking cookies with my mom almost as much as I looked forward to Santa’s arrival. *Almost*. Even then I appreciated the tradition and the act of giving something you made with love to someone else. Like many families, we had our traditional cookie line up… sugar cookies, buckeyes, chocolate chip cookies, etc. I always especially enjoyed making the sugar cookies – I loved cutting them out with different shaped cookie cutters, frosting them and putting on the sprinkles . And of course I loved licking the beaters! 😉
This year I tried a new frosting recipe using Snowville Creamery Crème Fraîche. If you’ve never tried Crème Fraîche, it’s like a rich sour cream with a creamy, buttery taste and texture with less tang than sour cream. This made for quite a different frosting than any I’ve ever had. It’s so rich and creamy with a touch of delightful tartness. Crème Fraîche is void of the corn syrups that frosting is usually filled with; that combined with the beneficial bacteria found in the Crème Fraîche makes this frosting a perfect choice for the whole family.
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 12 oz. tub of Snowville Creamery Crème Fraîche
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Granulated or colored sugar
- Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Heat oven to 375º. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
- Divide dough in half. Roll each half ¼ inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2 - 2 ½ inch cookie cutters.
- Place on cookie sheet and bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown.
- Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip crème fraîche and powdered sugar until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle with granulated or colored sugar.
- Recipe via http://www.snowvillecreamery.com/desserts.html
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Now that I have discovered it, Snowville Creamery Crème Fraîche will be taking up permanent residence in my fridge. It’s so versatile, working with both sweet and savory recipes. It can replace sour cream in any recipe and won’t curdle when heated. All dairy products produced from Snowville are from 100% tested A2/A2 grass-grazed cows and of course I also love that Snowville Creamery is an Ohio company! Good eating while supporting local is my jam! See where you can find Snowville Creamery products here.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!