These German Sour Cream Twists Cookies are one of my favorite recipes. My grandmother used to make them and I remember fondly going over after school to help her make them.
These German Sour Cream Twist Cookies are ones she always had on hand. I’d help her make large batches and freeze them in her cookie tins. Afterwards, whenever we would go visit, we could go into her freezer and grab a few (or double handfuls) for a snack.
This recipe is a labor of love. The prep time is longer than most cookie recipes because the yeast has to develop in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. but it is well worth the effort. My Grandmother didn’t use low-fat or low-calorie anything. So I made these with real unsalted butter and regular sour cream (no low-fat or non-fat). The original recipe called for shortening, but I am not fond of shortening, so I substituted lard. They came out just like my Grandmother’s. So they were perfect!
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family has for generations. Here’s what you’ll need:
What’s your favorite cookie recipe?