Sister makes these every year. She makes some special ones with me with blackberry brandy in the icing. Purple penquins are Aunt Hopie's special cookies. Just top with powdered sugar icing from the BH&G or Betty Crocker cookbook.
Sister's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon peel
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Beat butter; add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat. Beat in sour cream, egg, vanilla and lemon peel.
Beat in as much of teh flour as you can. Stir in rest by hand. Chill one to two hours.
Try to work it as little as possible, roll out quickly and cut into shapes. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheet. Cook at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes.