1.Preheat your oven to 375F.

2.In a medium bowl, combine flour,baking soda,baking powder and a pinch of salt.

3.In another bowl, cream together the butter and the brown sugar until well combined.

4.Beat in the eggs and the vanilla extract.

5.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately and mix well after each addition.

6.Add chopped nuts and mix well.

7.Measure the dough into rounded teaspoon and drop them on a cookie sheet 2 inches appart.

8.Bake for 10 or 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned

9.Cool on cookie rack.

10.For the icing, in a medium saucepan, melt 1/2 cup of butter and stir until golden brown on medium low heat. Remove from heat. Remove any burnt pieces from the butter. Mix the icing sugar, 5 teaspoons of boiling water and 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat until icing is easy to spread. Icing the cookies immediately

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Santa's Favorite Butterscotch Cookies

Santa loves the taste of butterscotch, especially butterscotch in cookies!  Not many little children make this type of cookie for Santa, so he's always suprised when he finds them with a glass of milk.  He normally gives these children an extra little present for thinking of him.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 40 Cookies

Cookie Ingridents
2 1/2 Cup of all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
1 1/2 Cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup of butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
8 Ounce of sour cream
2/3 Cup of chopped walnuts or pecans (more for decorations on top of the cookies)

Icing Ingridents
1/2 Cup of butter
3 1/2 Cup of icing sugar
5 Teaspoon of boiling water
1 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla

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